The Education System in Mexico

David Scott, C.M. Posner, Chris Martin, and Elsa Guzman


ISBN: 9781787350762

Publication: March 14, 2018

Over the last three decades, a significant amount of research has sought to relate educational institutions, policies, practices and reforms to social structures and agencies. A number of models have been developed that have become the basis for attempting to understand the complex relation between education and society. At the same time, national and international bodies tasked with improving educational performances seem to be writing in a void, in that there is no rigorous theory guiding their work, and their documents exhibit few references to groups, institutions and forces that can impede or promote their programmes and projects. As a result, the recommendations these bodies provide to their clients display little to no comprehension of how and under what conditions the recommendations can be put into effect.

The Education System in Mexico directly addresses this problem. By combining abstract insights with the practicalities of educational reforms, policies, practices and their social antecedents, it offers a long overdue reflection of the history, effects and significance of the Mexican educational system, as well as presenting a more cogent understanding of the relationship between educational institutions and social forces in Mexico and around the world.

David Scott is Professor of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at UCL, Institute of Education, in the UK.

C.M. Posner is a Visiting Fellow at UCL, Institute of Education in the UK and founding director of the Instituto de Investigación Educativo de Nayarit (México).

Chris Martin is a Visiting Fellow at UCL, Institute of Education, in the UK, and a consultant on education reform programmes with the Ministry of Education in Mexico.

Elsa Guzman is a member of the Institute of Adult Education in Mexico.

1. Introduction and a Brief History of the Mexican Education System
2. Reforming the System: Successes and Failures
3. Curriculum, Pedagogic and Assessment Reforms in the Mexican System
4. Pre-Service and In-Service Training in Mexico
5. Parents and the Mexican Education System
6. Intercultural Education and Alternative Education Programmes
7. Systems and System Reforms 

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 × 156 mm

180 Pages

ISBN: 9781787350762

Publication: March 14, 2018

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