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The evaluation of professional education graduates in Mexico: A reflection of the implementation of a policy of competitiveness in higher education

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Published: 2017-05-15

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José Alfonso Jiménez Moreno

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0704-7883

Keywords: educational policy; accountability; educational assessment; large-scale assessment; quality of education

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe the academic-political use of the evaluation of school exit for undergraduate in Mexico. Through a documentary review of Mexican higher education's emphasis on competitiveness and accountability, as well as through the analysis of the regulations of several Mexican universities, the political context in which this evaluation was generated and the institutional uses related with their results are described. It concludes the relationship between the evaluation of school exit examination for undergraduate and the social demand for competitiveness, its use as a way of an external regulation for the obtaining of professional degrees, as well as the need of studies from the perspective of higher education institutions.

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Author Biography

José Alfonso Jiménez Moreno

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Educativo
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Published: 2017-05-15

How to Cite

Jiménez Moreno, J. A. (2017). The evaluation of professional education graduates in Mexico: A reflection of the implementation of a policy of competitiveness in higher education. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 25, 48. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.25.2868