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McKimmie, T. – 1994
The ownership/access debate is considered in the context of communication with library users. As part of a dialogue regarding library resources, a citation analysis was undertaken to assist in describing the collection at the New Mexico State University (NMSU) library to faculty researchers and other library users. References cited in faculty…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Books, Citation Analysis, Citations (References)
Armstrong, Elizabeth; Waszak, Cynthia – 1990
Since 1986, this annual cost study has provided a measure of what it costs the taxpayer each year to support families that began when the mother was a teenager. Three sets of public costs are estimated; these reflect: (1) how much the United States spends as a result of teenage childbearing in a given year; (2) the public cost over a projected…
Descriptors: Birth, Birth Rate, Cost Estimates, Data Analysis
Clauser, Brian E.; And Others – 1991
This paper explores the effectiveness of the Mantel-Haenszel (MH) statistic in detecting differentially functioning test items when the internal criterion is varied. Using a data set from the 1982 statewide administration of a 150-item life skills examination (the New Mexico High School Proficiency Examination), a randomly selected sample of 1,000…
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Comparative Testing, High School Students
Bova, Breda Murphy; Zelazek, John – 1984
A study analyzed the reasons for adult participation in adult basic education (ABE) programs. During the study, researchers administered the Educational Participation Scale to 85 females and 72 males enrolled in ABE classes in New Mexico. Data from the returned questionnaires were examined to determine if any of the reasons for participation in…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Citizen Participation, Educational Strategies
Hernandez, Leodoro – 1979
Chicano Spanish in not only a product of two languages, but also the influence of middle-class environment and immediate realities. These realities are much different from those in Mexico, even though they derive from it, having a strong relationship to all factors that constitute social level and status. Three principal dialects are: Tex-Mex,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness
Riley, Carroll L.; Manson, Joni L. – 1982
Trade and communication networks established by Indian groups in the 15th century A.D. linked the Southwest to Mesoamerica, the Plains and the Pacific littoral; these routes were later used by the Spanish and Americans, and today major highways follow ancient Indian routes. The main east-west route had major termini at Cibola (near Zuni) in the…
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indians, Communication (Thought Transfer), Ethnic Relations
O'Neal, Sandra – 1982
The American College Testing Program (ACT) and the Admission Testing Program of the College Entrance Examination Board are programs in which a large number of Albuquerque Public School (APS) students voluntarily participate. A summary of test data for participating APS students is provided here. For the 1981-82 school year, the scores of APS…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Trends, Graphs, High Schools
McCarty, T. L.; Wallace, Stephen – 1983
This history of Navajo leadership and government, part of the sixth-ninth grade Navajo bilingual-bicultural social studies curriculum from the Navajo Curriculum Centers, covers types of government from the animal leaders of Navajo legend to modern times. The text is divided into five chapters: "The First Leaders,""New Neighbors--New…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indian Reservations
Trujillo, Lorenzo A. – 1983
The Hispanic folkloric tradition of Colorado and New Mexico had its beginning in the 1500's and 1600's when the area was colonized by the Spaniards. The "manito" (used by Hispanics in the Southwest to refer to descendants of the area's Spanish colonials) culture has maintained a strong sense of ethnic identity because of geographic…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Dance, Folk Culture, Hispanic Americans
Krotseng, Marsha V. – 1987
The popular image of the "Education Governor" was investigated, with attention to: (1) the extent to which the specific education measures proposed in inaugural and state of the state addresses of 20 "Education Governors" of the 1960s through 1980s corresponded with the subsequent actions of these officials; and (2) the…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Governance, Government Role
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div. – 1985
Twenty graphs and charts provide a 1980 statistical profile of American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut populations for the United States. Data indicate the 1980 Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut population was 1,420,400, an increase of 592,132 since 1970; little population change by region occurred during the decade, with 49% still located in the West; states…
Descriptors: Age, Alaska Natives, American Indian Reservations, American Indians
Navajo Tribe, Window Rock, AZ. Div. of Education. – 1985
During school year 1984-85, 61,586 Navajo preschool-grade 12 students were enrolled in 241 schools serving the Navajo Nation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Approximately 62.8% of the Navajo students attended 157 public schools, while 25.4% attended 53 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) operated schools, 6% attended 9 community-controlled and 22…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrators, American Indian Education, American Indians
Shainline, Michael – 1986
This report provides eleven tables containing dropout statistics for Albuquerque, New Mexico Public Schools for the 1985-86 school year. Data for the district and for individual schools are included. The table break down total statistics into categories such as ethnicity, gender, and grade level. Major findings were the following: (1) the district…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Ethnicity, High Schools
Seifert, Edward H. – 1982
A 24-item questionnaire was mailed to 559 randomly selected secondary principals in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma to determine the career status of secondary principals working in buildings with student populations of 400 or fewer. The greatest single factor influencing the decision to become a principal was need for increased…
Descriptors: Age, Career Choice, Contracts, Employment Experience
McAlpine, Dave – 1981
Six Chicano anthologies, five novels, and one poem written between 1959 and 1979, selected for their usefulness as texts for a Chicano literature course, were investigated for occurrence of folk beliefs and legends. The 1959 novel "Pocho" contained one reference to a belief. In the 1967 poem "I Am Joaquin" were references which…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Cultural Background, Folk Culture, Hispanic American Culture
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