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North, Connie E. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2010
In March 2009, the author accompanied 19 university students to El Paso, Texas, for an alternative spring break (ASB). The author and the students traveled to the urban zip code with the lowest per capita income in the country to study U.S.-Mexico border issues. In the ASB program's language, they sought to gain "new perspectives on social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Needs, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries
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de Anda, Maria Luisa – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article is based on the Mexican case study undertaken as part of the comparative study of the implementation and impact of National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF). Even though Mexico does not have a comprehensive NQF, the country has considerable experience in the development of labour competence technical standards; these share some aims…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Qualifications, Supply and Demand, Lifelong Learning
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Alvarez-Mendiola, German – Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, 2006
For Mexico, a country characterised by a high degree of inequality both with regard to income and education, concepts such as the "knowledge-based economy" and Lifelong Learning are even more elusive than in other countries. Given its poor school system and the large part of the adult population who are without any basic educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Educational Change, Lifelong Learning
Frampton, Caelie – Education Canada, 2008
When U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama suggested he would reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for negotiation, the ensuing debate demonstrated that international trade agreements are controversial. A new interprovincial trade agreement between British Columbia and Alberta, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement…
Descriptors: International Trade, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Environment
Johnson, Connie R. – 2000
It is observed that teacher motivation can change drastically over the course of an individual teacher's career. This is particularly the case in Mexico with regard to teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), because the situation and role of Mexican EFL teachers has changed so significantly--especially in the wake of the passage of the…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Flores, Gloria Hernandez; Lankshear, Colin – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2000
Outlines the deep and complex challenge faced by Mexico in its quest for closer economic integration with so-called advanced economies. Discusses extensive poverty and illiteracy, and the systematic exclusion of many people from access to the very kinds of learning required by Mexico's economic project. Argues that extraordinary efforts and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education
This document contains three papers on human resource development (HRD) in Latin America. "Looking at the Literature on Workplace Democracy in Latin America: Factors in Favor and Against It" (Max U. Montesino) discusses selected issues related to workplace democracy in Latin America and identifies salient issues for further research,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competence, Definitions, Democracy
de la Garza, Guillermo Fernandez; Landrum, Bertha A.; Samuels, Barbara – 1997
This report presents the responses of three experts from Canada, Mexico, and the United States to 18 questions concerning issues in business-higher education alliances in the context of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). They address such issues as the need for alliances; the characteristics of successful (and unsuccessful)…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Cultural Influences, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Garritz, Andoni; Chamizo, Jose A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1994
Describes a project to revise high school chemistry courses in Mexico in the face of decreasing student selection of chemistry careers and the increasing social importance of chemical literacy. Changes include recognizing pedagogical advances and going beyond traditional subjects to teach chemical language, method, and quantitativeness. The new…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), High Schools
Lynch, Gerald J.; Watts, Michael W.; Wentworth, Donald R. – 1998
The "Focus" series, part of the National Council on Economic Education's (NCEE) EconomicsAmerica program, uses economics to enhance learning in subjects such as history, geography, civics, and personal finance, as well as economics. Activities are interactive, reflecting the belief that students learn best through active, highly…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Development