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ERIC Number: EJ798838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
How Has Mexican Faculty Been Trained? A National Perspective and a Case Study
Padilla, Laura Elena
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v56 n2 p167-183 Aug 2008
This article depicts how faculty members at Mexican higher education institutions have been prepared in order to assume their professional responsibilities. It relies on three elements: First, a secondary analysis of a national faculty survey composed of 3,861 faculty members from 65 institutions; second, 34 interviews conducted in eight higher education institutions; third, a primary analysis of an institution faculty survey in a public autonomous university. Results are presented regarding the following issues: first, the central traits of anticipatory or formative in-site faculty socialization; second, the changes in the highest degree faculty obtained at entry into academic life as compared to the obtained degree at the time of the survey; third, the formative time patterns during faculty's higher education training, fourth, the conditions of study under which faculty members obtained their graduate degrees; and fifth, the academic inbreeding phenomenon.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico