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ERIC Number: EJ846816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Education Reform and Decentralization in Mexico and the Creation of "Educacion Civica" in the State of Jalisco
Contreras, Gloria; Rice, Marion J.
Social Studies, v100 n4 p177-186 Jul-Aug 2009
In this article, the authors investigate Mexican education reform and decentralization and how the state of Jalisco focused in the early twenty-first century on developing a sequential curriculum for teaching civics in grades 1-6. The authors use the term "educacion civica" because in Mexico the curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of values and attitudes that facilitate a harmonious social life and congenial living in a democracy. The three-part study described in this article involved (1) a document analysis of education reform plans and programs since 1989; (2) a textbook analysis of Jalisco textbooks, workbooks, and teacher guides to determine the definition and scope of the six-grade curriculum; and (3) classroom observations of the "civica" lessons in two elementary schools of different socio-economic levels. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico