Examining Mexico's values education in a globally dynamic context

Maria Tatto, Lilian Alvarez Arellano, Medardo Tapia Uribe, Armando Loera Varela, Michael Rodriguez

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Discussion about values education has begun to dominate the educational policy agenda in a number of countries over the last 5 years. Of particular relevance are questions on what to teach, how and why. This discussion seems to be more prominent among those countries undergoing vigorous political, economic and social change. In the last few years, Mexico has intensified its active search for democracy and invigorated its march toward modernisation. Both of these intentions have proven to have important influences on the values the Mexican state and educational policy makers see as necessary to be transmitted via education. Simultaneously, Mexican identity, which has evolved relatively consonant with the aims of a centralised and hierarchical state and in line with the principles of the 1910 Revolution, is being continuously challenged by internal as well as external forces. In this article we describe a study designed to understand the approaches to Mexico's values education as a particular instance of a larger comparative project to explore values education in a globally dynamic context. After describing Mexico's political economy, we present the current policy and approaches to values education in general and in the regions included in the Mexican study in particular. We present the findings from a survey to policy makers and educational élites and show regional differences and similarities. We discuss findings from other country contexts to contrast them with the Mexican findings in selected areas. We conclude with a discussion on how this study may help initiate a policy dialogue on values education in Mexico.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-198
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Moral Education
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Examining Mexico's values education in a globally dynamic context. / Tatto, Maria; Arellano, Lilian Alvarez; Uribe, Medardo Tapia; Varela, Armando Loera; Rodriguez, Michael.

In: Journal of Moral Education, Vol. 30, No. 2, 06.2001, p. 173-198.

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Tatto, M, Arellano, LA, Uribe, MT, Varela, AL & Rodriguez, M 2001, 'Examining Mexico's values education in a globally dynamic context', Journal of Moral Education, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 173-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057240120061405
Tatto, Maria ; Arellano, Lilian Alvarez ; Uribe, Medardo Tapia ; Varela, Armando Loera ; Rodriguez, Michael. / Examining Mexico's values education in a globally dynamic context. In: Journal of Moral Education. 2001 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 173-198.
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