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Literacy Instruction in Mexico

reviewed by Rodolfo Rincones - 2004

coverTitle: Literacy Instruction in Mexico
Author(s): Robert Miller
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington
ISBN: 0873678435, Pages: 123, Year: 2003
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These are transitional times for the Mexican society. Mexicans had very high expectations after the electoral victory of Vicente Fox in 2001, the first candidate from an opposing political party to the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) to become president in nearly 80 years. Fox’s victory, in part, arose from a society that had become disenchanted and unhappy with the old regime. His victory was also related to his electoral promises. However, three years into his presidency, political analysts speak of ungovernableness. The relations between the legislative and executive branches are marked by constant tension and conflicts. The most important reforms proposed by Fox’s government have died in Congress.   In terms of education, the current government’s policy is embodied in the Compromiso Social por la Calidad de la Educación (Social Compromise for the Quality of Education) signed by the government, the national teachers’ union, university presidents, business leaders and social organizations. In reality, this agreement basically continues with the principles of the educational reform started during the presidency of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 8, 2004, p. 1578-1582
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11279, Date Accessed: 4/16/2021 7:33:57 AM

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  • Rodolfo Rincones
    University of Texas, El Paso
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    RODOLFO RINCONES is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso.
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