Pilot Evaluation of the Mexican Model of Dual TVET in the State of Mexico

López-Fogués, A., Rosado, R., Valiente, O. , Fuentes, H. and Aragón, E. (2018) Pilot Evaluation of the Mexican Model of Dual TVET in the State of Mexico. Project Report. University of Glasgow and Tecnológico de Monterrey.

López-Fogués, A., Rosado, R., Valiente, O. , Fuentes, H. and Aragón, E. (2018) Pilot Evaluation of the Mexican Model of Dual TVET in the State of Mexico. Project Report. University of Glasgow and Tecnológico de Monterrey.

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Abstract

Since the first public announcement of the Mexican Model of Dual TVET (MMFD) in June 2013, more than 5,000 apprentices have enrolled in the programme and around 2,000 already graduated. The Ministry of Education (SEP and CONALEP), the Chambers of Commerce (i.e. COPARMEX) and the German Cooperation Agencies (i.e. CAMEXA) have been collaborating with state authorities, families, schools and companies to turn this initial idea into a significant and sustainable initiative. Although the numbers are still small, it seemed necessary to undertake a pilot evaluation study of the implementation and impact of this program on its participants to inform those responsible for this policy. We decided to focus our study on the State of Mexico because of the higher number of apprentices in this state and because of the access that the CONALEP authorities gave us to the informants. The report that you are about to read is structured in four main sections. In the first one we reviewed the international evidence on the experiences of policy transfer of Dual TVET. Transferring international good practice sin TVET is always a complex process that requires careful attention to the experiences and lessons from those that tried to do it before. In the second section, we present the main characteristics of the Mexican Model of Dual TVET and the specificities of its implementation in the State of Mexico. In a federal country like Mexico, it is important to understand that national policies may largely vary across states in terms of design and implementation. The third section outlines the methodology of the study, which is inspired by the realist evaluation principles. Realist evaluation, not only tries to measure the impact of interventions on beneficiaries, but also to understand the causal mechanisms that explain why this policy is more effective in certain contexts and with certain beneficiary populations than in others. In the final section, the results of the interviews and the survey with 25 apprentices that completed their studies under the MMFD in the State of Mexico are presented. Obviously, the reduced sample of the study limits the representativeness of our findings but it will offer some expected and unexpected results that should not be ignored by those involved in this policy in the State of Mexico and nationally.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Keywords:Vocational education and training, policy transfer, policy borrowing, realist evaluation.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Valiente, Dr Oscar
Authors: López-Fogués, A., Rosado, R., Valiente, O., Fuentes, H., and Aragón, E.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
Publisher:University of Glasgow and Tecnológico de Monterrey
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Authors

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
770581SFC-GCRF: Pilot study of the implementation of the Mexican model od dual vocational education and training in the state of Baja CaliforniaOscar ValienteScottish Funding Council (SFC)SFC/AN/15/2016ED - ROBERT OWEN CENTRE