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French, Laurence Armand; Rodriguez, Richard F. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1998
New Mexico ranks high in youth violence, substance abuse, poverty, teen pregnancies, and school dropout rates. In response, Western New Mexico University developed a special master's program in bilingual special education, attended primarily by minority-group school personnel, and implemented a program to address the cycle of poverty by training…
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indians, At Risk Persons, Bilingual Education
French, Laurence Armand; Rodriguez, Richard Francis – 1998
Rural schools along the New Mexico-Mexico border face unusual challenges in meeting the special education needs of a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) population. This population includes Anglo Americans, Mexican Americans, Mexicans, and American Indians. Few school districts have an integrated or coordinated bilingual special education…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingual Special Education, Cross Cultural Training, Diversity (Student)