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Martin, Ian; Vera, George – Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation, 2020
This article reports findings from surveys collected from practicing school-based counselors in Venezuela (N = 30) and Costa Rica (N = 107) using the "International Survey of School-Based Counseling Activities" (ISSCA). Analyses identified striking similarities between these two countries and major differences when compared to the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Differences
OECD Publishing, 2017
As Costa Rica's economy has developed in recent decades, the education system that helped propel the country to upper middle-income status now needs reform to respond to rising expectations and changing demands for skills. New challenges are emerging: economic growth has recently slowed, inequality is widening and productivity growth is weak. How…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Change
Ramírez-Jiménez, Juan José; De La O-Selva, Mario; Cortés-Morales, Roberto – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This paper discusses the current situation that Costa Rica faces around fiscal issues and high evasion rates. Using actors and multidimensional analysis, it proposes the electronic invoice as an e-government strategic solution that will close the gap around tax evasion and the government incomes. The success achieved by Brazil in this area…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Taxes, Financial Problems, Computer Use
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Carvajal-Jiménez, Vivian; Ruiz-Badilla, Silvia – Online Submission, 2016
On the centennial of Escuela Normal de Costa Rica (Normal School of Costa Rica), this paper discusses its role and its legacy in teacher training. It is structured in three parts. First, it presents a brief historical background on the origin and profiles of normal schools in several parts of the world. Second, it describes the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational History, World History
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Gonzales, Miguel M.; Storti, Richard – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
To help promote a culture of innovation, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Telecommunication of Costa Rica established a national executive decree requiring all public schools in the country participate in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (NPSTF). This case study examines the role of five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Elementary Schools, Administrator Role
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Solano-Campos, Ana – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2019
This ethnographic case study explores Nicaragua--Costa Rica cross-border dynamics, one of the most important South-South migration flows in the Central American region. I identify practices that prevent Nicaraguan children in a Costa Rican classroom from consolidating transnational identities and networks during the school day. Specifically, I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Children, Immigrants
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Buckingham, Louisa – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Costa Rica attracts one of the highest numbers of migrants per capita in Latin America and it is one of the main destinations for inter-regional migrants. The impact of growing numbers of long-term migrants with a very different socio-economic (and often also linguistic) profile from the majority of local inhabitants is perceptible across various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Migrants, Ethnic Diversity
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Gonzales, Miguel M. – Planning and Changing, 2019
This case study explores Costa Rica's National Executive Decree No. 31.900, requiring all public schools in the country participate in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (Programa Nacional de Ferias de Ciencia y Tecnología [PRONAFECYT]). The purpose of the decree is to promote innovation and to prepare students with the skills to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Principals, Science Fairs
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Selby, Samantha T.; Cruz, Austin R.; Ardoin, Nicole M.; Durham, William H. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This mixed-methods study examines an informal place- and community-based environmental education program implemented for rural, underserved high school students in Costa Rica's bio-culturally diverse Osa Peninsula. Using a community-as-pedagogy framework built on Paulo Freire's concept of a problem-posing education, we investigate how…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Rural Areas, High School Students
Medina, Stephanie Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of classroom teachers who participated in a science-focused study abroad during their time as a preservice teacher and to explore how they are using their study abroad experiences in science curriculum planning and in classroom instruction. This study is guided by two research questions: 1)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Study Abroad
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Porter, Lisa – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2019
Using a transnational theoretical framework, this study explores U.S. families expatriating to Guanacaste, Costa Rica in search of educational alternatives to U.S. schooling. In order to meet the needs of this influx of U.S. families to the region, schools such as La Paz Community School in Flamingo, Guanacaste have emerged. This qualitative…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, School Choice, Immigrants, Community Schools
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Collier, Crystal – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2013
With one of the world's most comprehensive universal healthcare systems, medical tourism in Costa Rica has increased significantly over the past few decades. American tourists save up to 80% of comparative costs for procedures, from heart surgery to root canal treatment. Although many Costa Rican healthcare professionals receive training in North…
Descriptors: Surgery, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Counseling
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Brannstrom, Christian; Houser, Chris – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
Integrating research into short-term study abroad programs is challenging because of language, fieldwork logistics, and traditional learning models based on passive classroom experiences. Experiential learning often makes use of research as experience, but relatively few examples integrate human and physical geography. Here, we describe an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Physical Geography, Field Experience Programs
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Ochoa, Theresa A.; Roberts, Susan R. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2021
Juvenile delinquency is a major social problem in many countries. This special series of "Intervention in School and Clinic" focuses on the intersection of youth with disabilities and the laws in the United States, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Norway, which aim to ensure the provision of educational opportunities responsive to the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Social Problems
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Rosabal-Coto, Guillermo – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
In this article I suggest that SINEM--the Costa Rican version of Venezuela's El Sistema--articulates a development discourse which legitimates neoliberal policies that govern the twenty-first-century international market, in which Costa Rica figures only as a subaltern. I contend that such articulation contributes to perpetuating notions and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Music Education, Social Mobility, Foreign Policy
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