The purpose of this thesis, accordingly, is to collect and arrange the most authentic information available, from secondary sources, on the schools of New Mexico during the Spanish and the Mexican administration, 1581 to 1821 and 1821 to 1846 respectively.
Particular effort will be made to trace the establishment and the progress of the schools during these periods and to determine the methods of maintenance, as well as the nature of the schools. Also, an attempt will be made to determine to what extent education in New Mexico was of a religious nature and linked with the history of the Franciscan missionaries, and why free public schools did not appear until the Mexican period.
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
Simon Peter Nanninga
Second Committee Member
John Edward Seyfried
Third Committee Member
Vernon G. Sorrell
Palm, Rufus Atwood Jr.. "New Mexico Schools from 1581 to 1846." (1930). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/183