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Author Toledo, Diana ♦ Ramos, Gabriela I.
Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Political science ♦ Systems of governments & states
Subject Keyword Governance
Abstract Despite a challenging environment, Mexico has scored important achievements in expanding and strengthening its education system over the Past decade. Nevertheless, the system is still faced with major challenges regarding students’ enrolment, performance and transition to the labour market. This calls for further significant reforms, in particular: improving support to schools and teachers so they can accomplish their tasks; developing vocational education and training; and making tertiary education more relevant and accessible to more students. Past measures have not always achieved the expected results because of structural weaknesses. These include a lack of consensus and capacity, and an unclear distribution of responsibilities in a decentralised system. Capacities need to be improved and expanded, not only at the federal level but also in the states and schools themselves. The decisions announced by President Peña Nieto during his inaugural Message to the Nation, the education commitments of the Pact for Mexico, as well as the initiative of constitutional reform and the administrative changes announced regarding the management of the education system and the organization and supervision of teachers are encouraging signs that change may be coming to this important sector. Key focus on effective implementation should follow through.
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2013-06-27
Page Count 20
Starting Page 121
Ending Page 140

Source: OECD iLibrary