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Quality and Equity in Education: A Perspective from Mexico

  • Sylvia SchmelkesEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 20)

Abstract

I write from the other side of the world, in both geographical and economic terms. Mine is a third-world country, Mexico. Over 50 % of the population lives in poverty. Even though we are a member of the OECD, I do not really understand why we occupy the last places in the PISA exercises, together with many other poor countries. We are neighbors to the largest drug-consuming country in the world, the USA, and have lately become victims of drug-related violence. The country’s average schooling is 8.4 years.

Keywords

Educational Policy Social Mobility Quality Education Educational Result Educational Quality 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Research on the Development of Education, Universidad IberoamericanaMéxico D.F.Mexico

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