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Hoover, Wesley; And Others – 1989
Little information exists to provide an accurate portrait of education in small rural schools, including staff development practices and needs in such schools. The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory conducted a review of literature and a survey of rural educators in the Southwest concerning staff development in their schools. The survey…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
Cooke, Brian P. – 1994
Changes in the way contemporary organizations conduct business demand a concurrent redesign of teaching and testing methods. Maintaining instructional quality must begin with knowledge of the quality revolution in contemporary organizations in order to meet the demands of these organizations for self-confident, self-directed, self-motivated,…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Education Work Relationship
Ortego, Sheila; Richards, Beverly – 1995
In summer 1993, Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico, created the External Programs Division (EPD) under its credit instruction program to serve the needs of non-traditional students. The EPD encompasses contract training, the Flex Lab, distance education, the AutoDesk Training Center, an Alternative Fuels program, and the corrections training…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Science, Contract Training, Individualized Instruction
Nathanson, Jeanne H., Ed. – OSERS News in Print, 1992
This serial issue features articles on the theme of empowering people with disabilities. First, there is a message from the Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services' Assistant Secretary, Robert R. Davila. Next, "Empowerment: Dependence versus Independence," by Frank G. Bowe, stresses the need for…
Descriptors: Athletics, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Community Programs
Buckelew, Mary – 1991
In a diverse population such as the one at the University of New Mexico, a population made up of a variety of ethnic groups including Hispanic, Navajo, Japanese, and Anglo students, instructors need to give a voice to every student, to point out differences, similarities, universal and not-so-universal ideas, all of which enrich everyone's store…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, College English, Cultural Differences, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Thomas, Timothy R. – 1991
A course description and syllabus are provided for "Integrated Humanities," a general education course taught at Northern New Mexico Community College to provide students with a solid, reliable knowledge base and framework upon which to build future educational experiences. Following introductory material, a syllabus for students is…
Descriptors: Activity Units, American Indians, Class Activities, Community Colleges
Lyson, Thomas A. – 1990
Blacks and Hispanics in rural America face opportunities and life circumstances distinctively different from their urban counterparts. Not only are rural conditions generally worse than urban areas in job opportunity, social services, and human capital, but the problem of inequity is also more severe within rural areas than within urban areas.…
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational Attainment, Geographic Distribution, Hispanic Americans
Quiroz, Julia Teresa; Tosca, Regina – 1990
The Focus Study, conducted by the National Council of La Raza's Poverty Project, used structured discussions by focus groups to examine Mexican American women's opinions, needs, and attitudes as they relate to the implementation of the 1988 Family Support Act (FSA). FSA's primary objective is to move people off welfare through education, training,…
Descriptors: Community Coordination, Community Programs, Day Care, Discussion Groups
O'Connor, Bridget; Levinson, Cynthia, Ed. – 1984
The audio teleconference summarized in this report joined six state education agencies (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) and the National Institute of Education with experts nationally and abroad for 3 days in April 1984. Presentations summarized include (1) "The Need to Consider Alternative Delivery,"…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Distance Education, Information Networks, Instructional Innovation
Macaranas, Natividad – 1982
An innovative teaching method used in a theories of personality class at Eastern New Mexico University is described. The objectives of this method were to foster growth in creativity among students by involving them in creative activities or experiential sessions and to test for improvement in student creativity scores. The following procedure was…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Creativity, Creativity Tests, Higher Education
Friedenberg, Joan E. – 1987
This report examines the practices of vocational education programs that serve limited English-proficient (LEP) students without the benefit of federal bilingual vocational training funds. Visits were made to seven areas of the United States with large numbers of LEP persons: South Florida, Southern California, Connecticut, Metropolitan New York,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
Kibler, Robert G.; And Others – 1981
The three papers examine rural early education and related services for young children with handicaps. The first paper is entitled "A University Based Inservice Training Model for Personnel Serving Handicapped Preschoolers" by S. Stile and T. Pettibone and reports evaluation results of a New Mexico project serving 14 teachers with a 5…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Turk, Judy VanSlyke; And Others – 1988
Investigating complaints that newspaper reports about Hispanic Americans or Hispanic issues are biased, a study examined the daily newspaper coverage of Hispanics and Hispanic issues by the "Albuquerque Journal" (New Mexico) and the "San Antonio Express" (Texas). Three constructed-year samples, for 1982, 1984, and 1986, were…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Ethnic Bias, Hispanic Americans, Mass Media Effects
Scheiber, Howard J. – 1988
In conjunction with the New Mexico State Department of Education's Writing Appraisal Program for high school students, a project was designed whose central goal was to identify and clearly delineate writing competencies for students in the younger grades. A pilot project first collected student writing samples and descriptive data from third and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, English Curriculum
EPD Consortium D, Richardson, TX. – 1975
This conference report contains a collection of thirteen papers delivered at the Region VI (New Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma) inservice training conference, which focused on special needs groups (i.e., those with academic, socioeconomic, or physical handicaps that prevent them from succeeding in regular vocational programs).…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Allied Health Occupations Education, American Indians
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