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ERIC Number: ED121545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-26
Pages: 33
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Mexico's Federal Education Law of 1973; Its Implications for Nonformal Education.
Dobson-Ingram, John R. A.
An evolutionary step in Mexico's nonformal educational development, the Federal Education Law of 1973 was ratified by the President in December 1973. This law covers the purpose of education in Mexico, the national system of education, distribution of responsibilities for education, programs of study, rights and obligations of institutions, parents and learners within the national system, and the validation of studies. Nonformal education is implied throughout the law and mentioned specifically in more than 20 of its 69 articles. Therefore, the Secretario de Educacion Publica sponsors several programs of nonformal education. These are divided into three basic groups--regional, functional, and cultural awareness programs. The regional programs are designed to develop a national psychocultural milieu by integrating three clearly marginated peoples (indigenous, rural and nonproductive urban) into Mexico's socioeconomic development as productive members. The functional programs operate nationwide on certain problem areas, such as literacy and the extension of formal schooling through the use of mass communications. Cultural awareness is a unifying process. It is considered essential to national development as it serves to create an integrated people with a positive self concept. Objectives of these programs are collectively known as "mexicanidad" within the Mexican national culture milieu. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico