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Globalizing Mexico’s Power Elite

Roderic Ai Camp

in Mexico's Mandarins

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520233430
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936386 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520233430.003.0007
Globalizing Mexico’s Power Elite

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This chapter addresses the importance of education abroad to Mexican power elites. Mexico conforms with global educational patterns, both in the increasing percentage of elites who study abroad and in their choice of the United States as the site for those studies. Mexicans shifted from a European to a United States-based educational experience in the 1970s. It is apparent that educational experiences abroad potentially influence the attitudes of Mexico's power elite, regardless of whether they occurred in a regular university setting or in a controlled professional environment. The importance of higher education as a power elite credential increased the likelihood that greater numbers of Mexican power elites would obtain graduate training.

Keywords: global education; Mexican power elites; Mexico; abroad; United States; Europe

Chapter.  6208 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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