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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
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Farmer, Stephen – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1996
A three-year summers-only master of arts degree program in speech language pathology (SLP) at New Mexico State University allows speech language pathologists working in rural schools to obtain their master's degree and fulfill state waiver requirements. Program addresses educational needs of nontraditional graduate students and improves the…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities
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Farmer, Stephen S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Describes the Collaborative Career Adjustment Project, a program that allows licensed teachers in rural New Mexico to continue teaching while taking weekend, summer, or distance education courses to obtain a master's degree in speech-language pathology. Includes recommendations for the recruitment and retention of rural students in communication…
Descriptors: Career Change, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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De Leon, Jozi; Cole, Jack – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Survey responses of 60 rural New Mexico special education directors address availability of programs that simultaneously meet cultural, communication, and disability needs of diverse student populations; training of personnel in these programs; and whether educational diagnosticians and speech language pathologists accommodate language and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Differences, Educational Needs, English (Second Language)
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Stuart, Sheela; Massey, Anne – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1995
Evaluation of a program that traveled to various sites in rural New Mexico to evaluate special education students for augmentative and alternative communication needs revealed that parents and teachers were positive about the quality of services provided. Additionally, graduate students involved in providing services were positive about their…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education