Meeting the Missionaries: Rural Education, 1920–9

Matthew Butler

in Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion

Published by British Academy

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780197262986
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734656 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Meeting the Missionaries: Rural Education, 1920–9

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This chapter examines the history of rural education in Michoacán, Mexico during the period from 1920 to 1929. It explains that during the 1920s, revolutionaries invested more efforts in educational reform than in agrarismo as a means of achieving national reconstruction. It discusses the educational programmes of the Secretaría de Educación Publica (SEP) and suggests that local communities reacted to the SEP in various ways which reflected their own historical trajectories, agrarian and political aspirations, and cultural expectations.

Keywords: rural education; Michoacán; Mexico; educational reform; agrarismo; national reconstruction; SEP; local communities; political aspirations; cultural expectations

Chapter.  11293 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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