Implementing reform amidst resistance: The regulation of teacher education and work in Mexico

Maria Teresa Tatto, Sylvia Schmelkes, Maria Del Refugio Guevara, Medardo Tapia

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Abstract

Influenced by worldwide globalization forces new structures of control have emerged in Mexico at the school level, and career ladders reward teachers' compliance with testing and training schemes; nevertheless the long-standing institutions of initial teacher education continue to show a strong resistance to change. Increased accountability is necessary to improve the quality of Mexican education, but a focus on performance and testing may rest legitimacy to indigenous ways of teaching and knowing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-278
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Volume45
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Education

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