Education is a value of future generations and each educational system is a reflection of their society. If you want to know about education in Mexico, its obstacles and advances, we design this article is for you.
Education is a human practice that since the Middle Ages has evolved from the humble teachings within churches to complex buildings that include all the tools to offer the finest and specialized education.
Each country faces its own difficulties and education is one of the aspects that will always be affected by the context. There is a very deep relationship between societies and the education they teach. And education in Mexico has had to face many obstacles.
There are some underlying problems that impede the development of education in Mexico. Teachers, students and all related people must face these problems to boost education systems and achieve real change in the country.
It seems that the capital investment does not show significant changes in the situation of the schools, their infrastructure, resources, or the possibilities of students and teachers.
Unfortunately there are researches of national foundations that show the low mastery of learning in subjects of Science, Mathematics and Literature that students have.
UNICEF conducted a survey in the Latin American country and children and adolescents ask politicians that education and employment opportunities to be the priority.
This was part of the U-Report Mexico project, an initiative that works at an international level to promote the participation of young people in topics of interest and that they inscribe in their lives.
Progress has also been made in various aspects, such as the advances that have been made in the Integral Development of Early Childhood (DIPI for its acronym in Spanish). The state is obliged to guarantee teacher training and to be geared towards learning.
In order to coordinate the trajectory of each teacher, the Professional Teaching Service (SPD) was created. There, each teacher is selected and located.
However, it is necessary to deepen in the adequate formation of the educational professionals. Normal schools must be improved and public selection processes must be ensured for the different positions held in these schools.
The material conditions of the schools are referred to be improved. We must improve infrastructure and in some cases, service systems such as water or electricity. These needs have been verified and investment of resources is being sought to make improvements. In addition, new technology will be incorporated within educational institutions.
Unfortunately, many foundations that have been dedicated to the educational system in Mexico for years have highlighted the importance of making information about the use of resources more transparent. As well as the formation of school communities that can take advantage of all the advantages at their reach. And that technology programs must be evaluated with evidence.
By 2018, many reforms are expected that can promote the evolution of education in Mexico.
The government of Enrique Peña Nieto proposes an educational reform that has as main objective to guarantee a quality education to be up to the professionals of the 21st century. As well as meet the needs of students and the needs of companies that are interested in hiring Mexican graduates.
This would incorporate new trends in Education in Mexico.
This reform aims to achieve more qualified teachers, revise the pedagogical model, create new study programs that adapt to the demands of the market, implement new study modalities and policies to combat school dropout.
Careers at the university level will be increasingly focused on the virtual world. This could allow that there are even careers that can be delivered completely online. This would emphasize the formation of digital profiles.
Technology will continue to have more presence in the classroom to help improve learning and teaching.
The reforms proposed by the government of Peña Nieto are committed to substantial changes but it is not known if they could be continued by the new administration. LópezObrador has rather referred to a wide variety of proposals, directly from the Mexican teaching staff, to displace the Peña Nieto reform.
The chosen candidate has proposed to stop the reform of the current president and proposes the participation of parents and teachers to change the educational system in Mexico. It has planned to offer student scholarships to avoid school dropouts, and more places in universities. It also offers food for students who are in marginalized regions, and of course, public investment in school infrastructure.
Despite the struggle between educational reforms that want to make different political factors, many experts talk about five fundamental aspects that will evolve in education in Mexico.
- Emotional education.
Learning programs are evolving to give room to the emotions of students to offer them tools that allow them to know and master their own emotions. This is expected to be achieved through dynamics and exercises.
- Shared knowledge.
This is based on the philosophy that knowledge belongs to everyone and at the same time, to no one. Increasingly, access to educational resources and collective tools will be greater.
- Collaborative work.
Working as a team should be encouraged in the learning spaces. This way you can support the development of the quality to work as a team, oriented to projects with shared resources.
- Visual Thinking.
Audiovisual resources, images and multimedia are part of our day to day and therefore are an excellent way to transmit knowledge. The idea is to connect messages with images and create visual plans to improve the reception of the message and encourage learning.
This is a true transformation of education because it combines psychology, neuroscience and education to seek better teaching strategies through the study of cognitive processes. This way, teachers can offer better learning experiences to their students.
Political actions are changing and although it is difficult to make predictions, it can be seen that education in Mexico will continue to have substantial changes but we will see the development of these structural changes.
Education must be the priority of every state, ensure that it is accessible and of quality, because that is the basis of every society.