IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/oec/edukaa/5kg6mmx7sz9q.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Evaluating public higher education in Mexico

Author

Listed:
  • Gonzalo Varela-Petito

Abstract

In an effort to ensure accountability, and in order to prepare students for a globalised world, the higher education sector in Mexico is seeking to implement an evaluation of public higher education. Higher education institutions (HEIs) need to balance this goal against the need to protect their autonomy. This would be preserved if each institution were to operate an efficient evaluation system which is designed and executed, at least in part, by the institution itself. The process must be effective and transparent, allowing a clear communication flow to be built up with the general public as well as with the educational authorities. HEIs must, therefore, rethink an earlier conception which presupposes that maintaining the quality and good functioning of education is a purely internal affair. Implementing evaluation systems at national level is relatively new, so it is still experiencing some problems in relation to co-ordination as well as resistance from evaluees.

Suggested Citation

  • Gonzalo Varela-Petito, 2011. "Evaluating public higher education in Mexico," Higher Education Management and Policy, OECD Publishing, vol. 23(2), pages 1-20.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:edukaa:5kg6mmx7sz9q
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/hemp-23-5kg6mmx7sz9q
    Download Restriction: Full text available to READ online. PDF download available to OECD iLibrary subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oec:edukaa:5kg6mmx7sz9q. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/oecddfr.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.