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Mulry, Laura J., Ed. – New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2007
The annual report on the State of Higher Education in New Mexico has been enhanced to include more analysis as well as data. Compared to previous years, higher education in New Mexico is educating more New Mexicans and a broader spectrum of New Mexicans than ever before. Of particular importance given the mission to educate all of the citizens of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Technical Education, State Legislation
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Meyers, Susan V. – Gender and Education, 2011
Drawing from ethnographic case studies, this article considers issues of women's access to education by exploring the literacy experiences of four women in rural Mexico. Ironically, as physical access to education in this area has increased, women's literacy experiences have become more complex, rather than more libratory. Formal literacy, as it…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Access to Education
New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2013
The performance of higher education in New Mexico--measured by cost-efficiency, degree production, graduation rates, and a host of other metrics--remains exceptionally low in comparison with all but two or three other states. For most of the 2013 calendar year the Higher Education Department worked on various fronts to address the most pressing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Annual Reports, Enrollment Trends, Academic Persistence
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Porras-Hernandez, Laura Helena; Salinas-Amescua, Bertha – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2012
In this article, the authors propose that dispositional factors do not sufficiently explain nonparticipation in adult education programs. Many nations report low participation rates, but empirical studies have usually been conducted with enrolled adults. This study, however, included 279 poorly educated mestizas and Native women in two regions of…
Descriptors: Females, Self Efficacy, Adult Basic Education, Self Concept
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Huerta-Macias, Ana; Kephart, Kerrie – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2009
This paper explores the issue of native language (L1) use in adult English-as-a-second-language (ESL) classes, re-examining the belief that use of the students' L1 is detrimental to target language learning. We discuss research that (a) documents language use in several adult ESL classes in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, and (b) presents survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Adult Education, Native Speakers
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Whitescarver, Keith; Kalman, Judith – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Providing a richer understanding of why the populations of economically underdeveloped countries are less literate than those who live in wealthier nations is the goal of this paper. Our analysis relies primarily on insights from our own research: ethnographic studies concerning literacy learning and use among unschooled and under-schooled women…
Descriptors: Illiteracy, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Literacy
Pleasants, Rachel – Jobs for the Future, 2011
"Accelerating Opportunity" responds to the nation's growing need for improved pathways from Adult Basic Education (ABE) to credentials of value in the labor market. It builds on promising practices developed in "Breaking Through," an initiative of Jobs for the Future and the National Council for Workforce Education, and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Postsecondary Education, Education Work Relationship, Integrated Curriculum
Hofer, Judy – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2004
This Mentor Teacher Group Guide was created by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) and the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy (NMCL) as part of the Connecting Practice, Policy, and Research Initiative (CPPR). It was piloted with five Mentor Teacher Groups throughout the state of New Mexico in the winter of…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Multiple Intelligences, Theory Practice Relationship
Alvarez, Marta Elena Valdemoros – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004
The case of Lucina must be placed at a level of a partial advance achieved in the development of an exhaustive qualitative research recently conclude in a night elementary school of Mexico City, an institution that provides young people and adults with academic formation. The research problem herein discussed is the enrichment of semantic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Semantics, Research Problems
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Ward, Monica – ReCALL, 2004
This paper considers the additional uses of CALL in the Endangered Language (EL) context. It briefly reviews ELs and reports on CALL for ELs in general. It then reviews the extra uses of CALL for ELs; these include changing negative attitudes towards the language, arousing interest in the language and contributing to language maintenance and…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Literacy Education, Negative Attitudes, Foreign Countries