ERIC Number: ED410827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Systems of Mexico and the United States: Prospects for Reform and Collaboration. "Understanding the Differences": A Working Paper Series on Higher Education in the U.S. and Mexico. Working Paper Number 3.
Canales, JoAnn; Gomez, Leticia Calzada; Villanueva, Nellyda
This working paper describes the sequential processes of education from primary to higher education in Mexico and the United States. It analyzes the fragmented nature of the educational systems common to both countries and outlines possible solutions for integrating the different systems. It also includes brief overviews and examples of national, state, and local collaborative relationships. The paper concludes with a discussion of ways to nurture and enhance binational collaborative relationships and the required conditions. These include a consortium of individuals with a common vision; allocated monies from federal, state, and/or private agencies; a process for systematically developing and implementing the collaboration; a process for continuous evaluation and modification of the project design; a willingness to make a long-term commitment to the effort; a philosophical underpinning that is shared regardless of differences among participants; and an overarching commitment to improving education for all children. Also included are a list of abbreviations, a table listing secondary school degrees in Mexico by type of degree granting institution, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and brief descriptions of collaborative projects in the United States. (Contains 33 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Government Role, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, International Cooperation, Policy Formation, Universities
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752; phone: 303-541-0290; fax: 303-541-0291; http://www.wiche.edu ($8 plus $4 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States