By Herb Kernecker
By no means consider like a stranger in Mexico back! what's a suitable present for a kid on November 2? what's the right option to deal with humans you meet for the 1st time? a majority of these solutions and extra are available in while in Mexico, Do because the Mexicans Do, a enjoyable and fascinating booklet that teaches you approximately Mexico's tradition, language, and other people. It good points a hundred and twenty exciting multiple-choice questions which are cross-referenced to interesting articles on popular culture, customs, habit, historical past, shopper traits, literature, vacationer points of interest, company, language, and extra. additionally incorporated are key words and valuable expressions, informative charts, and internet sites for extra reference.
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Other efforts concentrate on teacher education. To become an elementary/secondary teacher (first through ninth grade) in Mexico, the bachillerato is needed, as are four to six years of attendance at una escuela normal superior. Teachers in preparatorias with el bachillerato are required to attend teacher training colleges or universities, also for four to six years. So it is to nobody’s surprise that few of the students who graduate as licenciados en educación primaria/secundaria or una licenciatura for prep school would rush to one-room schoolhouses in some remote village or municipio.
Posadas’s inspiration came from a long tradition of satire that started during the French intervention in the 1860s and lasted through the Mexican Revolution in the early twentieth century. He was a regular contributor to the satirical magazines El ahuizote and El jicote, always trying to test the limits set by the severe censorship. His strength was poking fun at everyday political or societal events by using those dehumanized skeletons. His unique lithographs and prints were quickly assimilated into popular imagery.
The second program promotes the famous “three Rs” (reading, writing, and arithmetic) and the adaptation of a curriculum relevant to the rural environment, as well as innovation in teaching methods. Along with socioeconomic activities, it aims to involve the community in the educational process. A third program looks at primary school dropouts from fifth to ninth grade and intends to put alternative learning models into place. Pilot programs have already shown a raised awareness of education in the community, an increase in teachers’ motivation, pride in their role as problem solvers, and an ability to get a grasp on rural reality.