Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La costura y la caligrafía. Educación elemental y media para las mujeres en México,1876-1910

Lisette Griselda, Rivera Reynaldos


The elementary and middle education that the Mexican government offered to the woman during Porfirio Díaz regime, was inserted inside a political ideological context whose roots went back at the beginning of the XIX century, to the moments of the consolidation of the independent State and the national construction. The educational politics around the first teaching levels emanated therefore of the liberal ideas of equality and moral regeneration, and of the social construction of the “duty to belong” to the woman. The results of the governmental measures on the matter reflected the interest of the elites in the power to prepare the woman for the execution of the paper that should assume in the private space.

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