ERIC Number: EJ724400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Higher Education System in Mexico at the Threshold of Change
International Journal of Educational Development, v26 n1 p52-66 Jan 2006
Education in Mexico wants restructuring since the signing of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by Canada, Mexico and the United States in 1994. In higher education, a new policy has been adopted to increase the enrollment, but a simultaneous improvement in quality is also needed. Nevertheless it clashes with old academic structures. This article analyzes this situation in six sections: (1) introduction; (2) key features of the Mexican higher education system; (3) main problems of higher education; (4) solutions proposed, resources required and expected outcomes; (5) effects of the free trade agreement; and (6) conclusions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Self Efficacy, Social Cognition, Career Choice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: North American Free Trade Agreement