ERIC Number: ED054024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Education in a Changing Mexico.
Gill, Clark C.
This report is divided into 11 chapters which describe the various elements of education in Mexico; additional chapters present the physical and social setting and a summary of the authors conclusions. Tables, primarily 1964 figures, and references illustrate and append the text. Highlighted in the discussions are: 1) the closely linked educational, social, and economic goals of the Mexican Revolution, and the shared goals directed toward historically disadvantaged groups through agricultural, Indian, and technical education, cultural missions, and rural schools; 2) the proportion of the federal budget for education in 1966 was 25% as compared to only 5% in 1921; 3) The Eleven-Year Plan, adopted in 1959 and aimed at satisfying the need for elementary education, is moving ahead of schedule; 4) the Federal Government adopted new curriculums for elementary, secondary, and normal schools in 1959 with over 100 million free textbooks and workbooks distributed by 1964; and, 5) 21,815 new classrooms were constructed from 1958-64, including internationally acclaimed semiprefabricated rural ones with furniture, teaching materials, and teacher's quarters. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, General Education, International Programs, Literacy Education, National Programs, National Surveys, School Districts, Statistical Data, Teachers, Technical Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Note: Studies in Comparative Education Series