Monday, December 3, 2012

Mexican and U.S. Schools

Mexican and U.S. Schools
The Term Paper (Piton Foundation)

The link below is to an issue of an online magazine published by the Piton Foundation in May 2004. This issue covers the Mexican school system and how that translates to the U.S. school system. With the immigration population growing exponentially in the U.S. and the majority of immigrants coming from Latino communities, I felt that this article provided some good advice. Instead of working as separate entities within the education spectrum we should strive to understand our peers in Mexico in order to better serve their students. You’ll come to understand teacher behavior (in Mexico), parents’ hopes for their children, and teaching strategies used by the San Diego County School System. I particularly like the teaching strategies this article discusses; for example, working with the Mexican government to create available resources for students and allotting two hours each week for content to be taught in Spanish for ELLs. This is an area in which I think we’ll start to see a lot of growth if collaboration continues between U.S. and Mexican education systems. (pdf)

(reviewed by Matt Hilton)

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