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ERIC Number: EJ898355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Facing the Knowledge Society: Mexico's Public Universities
Varela-Petito, Gonzalo
Higher Education Policy, v23 n3 p436-449 Sep 2010
Public higher education in Mexico faces major challenges vis-a-vis its position within the modern knowledge society, sparking concern among educational authorities. In the second half of the 20th century Mexican universities ceased to be selective, elitist schools, becoming, instead, massive institutions that reflect social and intellectual tensions. In this sense, the future development of the academic establishment is far from clear. Universities are evolving from institutions of eminent national traits harkening back to a traditional age, to emblems of a globalized world, a fact that impacts students, certification, curricula and the labour markets. This paper analyses today's trend towards the promotion of planned--as well as unplanned--changes in Mexican institutions of higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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