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de los Santos, Gilberto – 1975
Over 1,100 community and junior colleges are currently enrolling students in the United States. In Arizona, California, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado where the proportion of the population is about 20 percent Spanish speaking, there are about 210 two-year colleges. Studies indicate that 75 percent of all Mexican Americans attending…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Community Colleges
Serrano, Hector M. – 1972
In the area of the arts, the Mexican American has discovered a rich cultural heritage which gives him a strong sense of pride and a deep feeling of satisfaction. A new interest in the literature of Mexico and the Southwestern states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and California has started the Chicano people reading classic and modern…
Descriptors: Characterization, Cultural Awareness, Drama, Hispanic American Literature
Diamond, Tom – 1974
The Tiguas of El Paso, Texas; the Coushattas of Louisiana; and the Tortugas of Las Cruces, New Mexico share a common background in that they represent American Indian tribes who, having lost their land base, have been abandoned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and have experienced recent circumstances of poverty. Since Indian rights stem from…
Descriptors: American Indians, Equalization Aid, Federal Government, Land Acquisition
Austin, J. Keith – 1975
A field study was conducted to ascertain how leaders in 3 small rural New Mexico communities viewed the approaches of a community resource development (CRD) specialist during the critical initial phase of the CRD process. A log of approaches was kept by the specialist to record the significant approaches employed and the leader contacts made.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Development, Community Leaders, Community Resources
Duling, John A. – 1972
The determination of whether or not the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a valid screening device to use with a culturally diverse populace was examined. The study was conducted at New Mexico State University (NMSU) using 2 sample groups. Sample A consisted of 560 Anglos and 101 Mexican Americans tested by the NMSU Counseling Center during a 2-year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anglo Americans, Cultural Differences, Grade Point Average
Scoon, Annabelle R.; Blanchard, Joseph D. – 1970
This report discusses the types and results of tests used on 142 "reasonably representative" American Indian bilingual students at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Major hypotheses of the study were that (1) there is a factor in the abilities of an English-as-a-second-language speaker which can be isolated…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Bilingual Students, Cultural Influences
Healey, Gary W. – 1969
The purposes of this study were to determine: (1) if differences existed in the self-concept among Negro, Anglo, and Spanish American students; and (2) the extent to which these differences were influenced by ethnic group membership, socioeconomic position, sex, or the interaction among these variables. This study was carried out in a New Mexico…
Descriptors: Black Students, Ethnic Groups, Junior High School Students, Mexican Americans
Casavantes, Edward Joseph – 1973
Two sets of data from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Mexican American Education Study were selected for analysis in the areas of (1) comparative reading achievement rates of Mexican Americans and black students; and (2) differential in-grade retention rates of Anglo, Mexican American, and black students. Two separate issues were examined.…
Descriptors: Blacks, Doctoral Dissertations, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education
Jones, Myron – 1974
Discussing Indian education in public schools, the paper explains that the new Johnson O'Malley (JOM) regulations will be one of the first major tests of the new Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) administration's resolve to put the interests of the American Indian people first. The first section presents discussions on: Tuition Payments and JOM; JOM…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, American Indians, Area Studies, Educational Change
Embry, Jonathan D.; And Others – 1972
GANDALF (General Alpha Numeric Direct Access Library Facility) is an information retrieval system designed and implemented at the University of New Mexico for the purposes of retrieving abstracts from large abstract data bases, such as the ERIC system. Previous batch-process information retrieval systems for use with the ERIC data base have been…
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Computers, Databases, Information Processing
Acuna, Rodolfo – 1972
Covering the period from 1819 to the present, this book presents the history of Chicanos in the United States with emphasis on the Southwest. The monograph is divided into 2 parts: (1) the U.S. conquest of the Southwest during the 19th century and (2) the experiences of Chicanos in the 20th century. In Part I, the historical myth that the Anglo…
Descriptors: Activism, Anglo Americans, Braceros, Catholics
Loomis, Charles P.; And Others – 1966
A number of hypotheses derived from sociological theory and from previous research concerning the potential collaboration of citizens of the United States and Mexico were tested. Included in the samples were 1,528 interviews from the United States general public; 306 interviews from rural persons residing in places of 2,500 or less in Michigan;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anglo Americans, Attitude Measures, Cross Cultural Studies
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Lopez, Linda C. – 1992
Parents of children attending a K-3 elementary school in New Mexico were surveyed by mail to examine Mexican-American and Anglo-American parental involvement in the school. Of 264 parents contacted, 24 Anglo-Americans, 19 Mexican-Americans, 1 African-American, and 6 individuals who did not identify their ethnic affiliation completed a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anglo Americans, Mail Surveys, Mexican Americans
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Villas, Paul; Cardenas, Manuel – 1992
The purpose of this study was to compare differences in alcohol use and associated problems between two Hispanic youth groups. The subjects, from two different southwest sites, were self-identified Hispanics. Seventh and 12th graders from a northern New Mexico (NNM) (N=64) school and from a school on the U.S.-Mexico border (USM) (N=88) were…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Drinking, High Schools, Hispanic Americans
Garry, Eileen M.; And Others – Juvenile Justice Bulletin, 1996
Truancy is a major problem in the United States that can have negative effects on the futures of young people. Truancy may lead to dropping out of school; may be a precursor to delinquent and criminal activity; and places students at higher risk of being drawn into behaviors involving drugs, alcohol, or violence. Furthermore, truancy has high…
Descriptors: Attendance, Delinquency, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education
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