REICE 2015 - Volume 13, No 3
Social Participation in Public Schools of Mexico. A Literature Review

Despite a wave of democratization, citizen participation in Mexico´s schools has not been developed. Some scholars (Flores-Crespo, 2006; Latapí, 2004; OCE, 1999, 2008, 2010; Santizo, 2011; Veloz, 2003) have explained this failure by arguing that (1) the Mexican state have failed in creating well-articulated institutional settings and (2) citizenship cannot flourish due to the legacy of the authoritarian regime (1920-2000). Recently, such path dependency has been questioned by other authors such as Acevedo & López (2012) or Zurita (2008, 2010). This literature survey shows that both explanations (those based on State-dependency and those based on a culturalist perspective) are too narrow to explain why social participation in the Mexican schools still being a problem. A more comprehensive approach is needed. In this sense, some key elements of renovated way of analysing public policy are commented.

Key words
Social engagement, Education policy, Democracy, Mexico.
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Flores-Crespo, P., & Ramírez Ramón, A.V. (2015). La participación social en la escuela en México. Una revisión de literatura. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 13(3), 77-94.
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