ERIC Number: ED354164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Education, Industrialization and Technical Progress in Mexico. IIEP Research Report No. 6.
This report attempts to analyze the contributions of the educational system and job training programs to industrialization and technical progress in the Conubal zone of the Lower Balsas River of Mexico. The first of the study's three sections consists of two chapters that provide general background. Chapter 1, "Theories of Development and the Role of Education in Progress," presents perspectives on the role of education according to distinct concepts of development, as well as mechanisms of action favoring technical progress and innovation. Chapter 2, "The Educational System in Mexico," describes the structural characteristics of the system, its evolution and the place of technical education in the general program of the government. Comprised of five chapters, the second section of the study deals specifically with the Conubal zone of the Lower Balsas River. Chapter 3, "Industrial Development," analyzes the present characteristics of the production structure in the zone, as well as its assumed development strategy. Chapter 4, "Agrarian Structures in the Conurbation," looks at the general characteristics of rural areas in two subregions (coastal and mountain), the uses of soil, units and types of production, technology, organization of the work, use of credits, and trade. Chapter 5, "Population Structure and Dynamics of the Population," describes the evolution of the populations of the five municipalities that constitute the Conubal zone, with special reference to trends in urbanization, the composition of the economically active population and its composition by age and sex over the period 1930-1980. Chapter 6, "The Formal Education System," analyzes the situation previous to the expansion of the poles of development and the dynamics introduced by the emergence of industry and tourism. Chapter 7, "The Micro-region of Lazaro Cardenas: Estimates of Human Resource Demand," concludes the second section, with calculations of the various human resource demands generated by the industrial activities of this region. The third and final section of the report, "General Summary and Conclusions," discusses the implications of analyses, theories and plans pertaining to the Zone, and proposes general suggestions for the design of an educational policy for the region, as well as unanswered questions that must be answered in future treatments of the subject. Numerous tables of data are included in five appendices. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico