ERIC Number: ED409798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Mexico Higher Education. Reviews of National Policies for Education.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This review focuses on higher education in Mexico and also covers the upper secondary level including the broader range of education and training courses and institutions for students who complete basic education. Part 1 provides background data on Mexico and its system of higher education. Chapter 1 includes a general description of Mexico today including geography, population characteristics, socioeconomic trends and the position of higher education. Chapter 2 is concerned with the history of higher education, the philosophy of current educational policies, laws and regulations, the structure of higher education and its financial support. Chapter 3 addresses the history and structure of higher education in Mexico. Chapter 4 describes performance and trends including growth in enrollment, faculty, and activities. Chapter 5 considers governance. Chapter 6 looks at challenges to higher education in Mexico. Part 2, the Examiners' Reports, analyzes the context of the debate on educational reform occurring in Mexico, describes the unique system of post-compulsory education, describes the central issues for reform, and describes the instruments used for evaluation. The major conclusions include the need for: equity, differentiation and flexibility, quality, staff development, change in method of financial support, and creation of a national upper secondary education system. (JLS)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Mexico