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Bird, Carlotta Penny; Lee, Tiffany S.; Lopez, Nancy – American Journal of Education, 2013
How do American Indian students, parents, and teachers conceptualize leadership in New Mexico public schools? How do they negotiate power dynamics within this context? The objective of this study was to investigate how leadership and accountability in American Indian schools and communities in New Mexico is recognized, characterized, contested,…
Descriptors: Accountability, American Indian Education, Public Schools, Group Dynamics
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Hall, Leslie D.; Powell, Kathryn Gomez-Tatum – Rural Educator, 1999
Two community meetings in a rural multicultural New Mexico school district examined community expectations of teachers. Awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences were identified as the most important qualities. Other qualities are presented in three sections: knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Commonly held values and beliefs of Native…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Communication Skills, Community Attitudes, Cultural Awareness
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Osborne, A. Barry – Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 1989
Outlines power relationships that exist in the schools of a small-scale, Zuni (New Mexico) community. Describes complex set of insider-outsider relationships, analyzes their effects, and provides support for McDermott's notion of collusion. Highlights complexities teachers face in providing culturally responsive pedagogy in a small-scale,…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harris, Mary B.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1988
Pilot-testing of a cardiovascular health education curriculum with 218 American Indian and Hispanic fifth graders in rural New Mexico noted significant increases in knowledge about the cardiovascular system, exercise, nutrition, obesity, tobacco use, and habit change, suggesting that the culturally oriented program may help promote a healthy…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Cardiovascular System, Cultural Context, Curriculum Evaluation
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Sidles, Craig; And Others – Journal of American Indian Education, 1987
Analyzed performance of 183 Navajo students (aged 13-15) from Bureau of Indian Affairs and public schools in Arizona and New Mexico on the Raven Standard Progressive Matrices (RSPM). Reported RSPM as a "culture fair" measure of non-verbal mental processing with secondary level Navajo students. (NEC)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Culture Fair Tests, Junior High Schools
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Romero, Mary E. – Journal of American Indian Education, 1994
To address American Indian underrepresentation in New Mexico's gifted and talented education programs, the Santa Fe Indian School investigated Keresan Pueblo communities' perceptions of giftedness within their own cultural context. In contrast to the mainstream individualistic concept of giftedness, the Keresan Pueblo concept focuses on the…
Descriptors: Ability, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Cultural Context
Rural School and Community Trust, Washington, DC. – 2003
Six case studies examine the connections between higher education institutions and schools that have chosen place-based education as a framework for student learning and community growth. Through such partnerships, Lubec (Maine) high school has established a vocational aquaculture program in an effort to revitalize the struggling local fishing…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Black Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation
Linn, Mary S.; Naranjo, Tessie; Nicholas, Sheilah; Slaughter, Inee; Yamamoto, Akira; Zepeda, Ofelia – 2002
The Indigenous Language Institute (ILI) collaborates with indigenous language communities to combat language decline. ILI facilitates community-based language programs, increases public awareness of language endangerment, and disseminates information on language preservation and successful language revitalization programs. In response to numerous…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Community Programs, Educational Strategies
Beers, C. David; And Others – 1989
This booklet examines barriers to academic success for Native American students. The 32 practitioners attending a workshop at the 1989 Annual Conference of the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education completed a survey that assessed the extent to which 31 possible barriers interfered with Native American education in their schools. Workshop…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, American Indian Education, American Indians
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Lippitt, Linda; And Others – 1993
This document begins with a report of a study of the learning styles of American Indian students at the Sante Fe Indian School (New Mexico). Santa Fe Indian School is a secondary school of 550 students, primarily from the Pueblo communities of New Mexico. A learning style assessment instrument was administered to 459 students, Grades 7-12, in 4…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Brain Hemisphere Functions
Zastrow, Leona M. – 1989
A literacy program was developed and conducted through the tribal library for the members of Santa Clara Pueblo (New Mexico). Two library staff members surveyed the community, developed a literacy program, and then implemented it. The program included both individual and group tutoring. The group classes were more successful, with 64 enrollees and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations
Montgomery, Diane; And Others – 1990
The purpose of this study was to investigate and identify traits describing gifted American Indian elementary school students. A large sample of characteristics was acquired from past or existing programs for gifted American Indian students, an investigative Q study, and relevant literature. The items were narrowed down to create a validation…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Academically Gifted, American Indian Education, American Indians
Russon, Craig; Horn, Jerry; Oliver, Steve – 2000
This case study examines the history and current circumstances of education in the Gila River Indian Community (Arizona) in the context of its participation in the Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Rural Systemic Initiative (UCAN RSI), which aims to improve science and mathematics achievement through systemic reform. This report describes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations
Sandoval, Lester – 1978
A study investigated variables related to the success or failure of New Mexico Jicarilla Apaches in their pursuit of post-secondary education, including adequacy of high school experiences as preparation for post-secondary education. Subjects (54 males, 67 females) responded to a questionnaire using items from two instruments previously developed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, Career Counseling, College Attendance
Bachelder, Ann; Markel, Sherry – 1997
This paper presents some preliminary findings from an opinion survey on the nature and depth of language and cultural studies to be included in school curricula as required by the Navajo Tribe's Language and Culture Mandate (1984). A 10-question survey was sent to 20 elementary and secondary schools in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and Arizona.…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Community Attitudes
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