Accession Number:

ADA555397

Title:

Moving Mexico's Higher Education System Forward -- Potential and Challenges

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

While openly acknowledging the urgent need to improve the overall performance of the higher education system HES and serve the student population more completely, the Government of Mexico GOM has nonetheless failed to follow through on promised reforms. The GOM needs to implement a comprehensive and wide-ranging program of reforms to a number of key elements of the Mexican HES to enable graduates to compete more favorably for employment in the Mexican and global labor markets. These proposed reforms would directly address the most pressing problems facing the Mexican HES by increasing university capacity seats, establishing a centralized governing body, implementing mandatory standardized entrance examinations, improving the professionalism of university faculty, and increasing GOM efforts toward education research.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE