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Pechlaner, Gabriela; Otero, Gerardo – Rural Sociology, 2010
We undertake a comparative investigation of how neoliberal restructuring characterizes the third food regime in the three North American countries. By contrasting the experience of the two developed countries of the United States and Canada with that of the developing country of Mexico, we shine some empirical light on the differential impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Production, Labor, Developed Nations
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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
Ruiz, Carlos E. – Online Submission, 2008
This study explored the perceptions of Mexican senior government agency officials with regard to the impact of NAFTA on training and development practices in Mexico. This study was conducted using a qualitative research design. Based on the participants' perceptions, NAFTA motivated the creation and development of national programs for training…
Descriptors: International Trade, Public Officials, Competition, Foreign Countries
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Varela, Gonzalo – International Journal of Educational Development, 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.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Ruiz, Carlos Enrique – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This study explored the perceptions of Mexican senior government agency officials with regard to the impact of NAFTA on training and development practices in Mexico. This study was conducted using a phenomenological tradition within qualitative research. The major findings of the study indicate that Mexican senior government agency officials…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Labor Force Development
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Sa, Creso; Gaviria, Patricia – Higher Education Policy, 2011
Professional mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) are one of the policy instruments employed in global and regional trade agreements to facilitate the mobility of skilled labour. While such agreements have been noted in the literature examining cross-border academic mobility, little is known about how they impact higher education. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Trade
Galuszka, Peter – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
It might sound like a no-brainer that being bilingual or multilingual helps students planning engineering and just about any other career. But it is certainly true and is becoming more important as the economies of nations become more intertwined. What's more, being able to go beyond mere language ability and understand cultural distinctions are…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Language Aptitude, Mexicans
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Flores-Yeffal, Nadia Y.; Aysa-Lastra, Maria – Rural Sociology, 2011
Previous studies explored how urban or rural place of origin influences the source of social capital. There remains a need to consider how the place of origin affects the type of ties--family, friends, or "paisanos" (countrymen)--with those who provide support to migrants. We use data from the Mexican Migration Project (MMP128) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Support Groups, Social Networks, Rural Areas
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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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Alper, Paul – Higher Education Review, 2010
The new objects of public and open prejudice are Hispanics, primarily Mexicans due to their large population and their proximity to the United States. Because the Iraq War is such a disaster on all fronts, conservatives and reactionaries have shifted their patriotic fervour from invading foreign countries to inveighing against brown-skinned…
Descriptors: North Americans, Foreign Nationals, Fear, Stranger Reactions
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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
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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
Steffens, Ron – National Parks, 1994
Discusses environmental concerns about land near the border between the United States and Mexico and the environmental side agreement contained in the North American Free Trade Agreement. (MKR)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Endangered Species
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Levy, Daniel – Planning for Higher Education, 1994
The North American Free Trade Agreement and internal changes in Mexico will promote change in Mexican higher education. Higher education in the United States can and should play a supportive role in helping enrich Mexico's intellectual life and research, which would in turn benefit U.S. interests as well. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Cornelius, Wayne A.; Martin, Philip L. – International Migration Review, 1993
Argues that it is easy to overestimate the additional emigration from rural Mexico that could occur as a result of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) related economic restructuring in Mexico. Four major reasons why Mexican emigration may not increase dramatically are suggested. Phase-in recommendations related to implementation are…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Cooperation, Demography, Economic Change
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