Volumen 2, Número 1

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    Educational Management Analysis of Open Classroom Program in the circuit 06 of Central Regional Education Bureau in San José, Costa Rica
    (2012-06-30 00:00:00) Cortés Rodríguez, Bayron
    This study analyzes Aula Abierta (Open Classroom or One-room Schoolhouse) program management within the Costa Rican educational system, specifically in the circuit 06 in Dirección Regional de San José (San José Regional Education Bureau).This research was conducted based on coordination links between program implementation and competent authorities. Also the study was implemented in marginal and urban educational institutions including among its objectives a proposed management model for the Aula Abierta (Open Classroom or One-room Schoolhouse) program. The national and international education policies are defined for interpreting the topic, XXI Century Education, education management, model management, evaluation and control of educational programs, project education for all international conventions and in Aula Abierta (Open Classroom or One-room Schoolhouse) program Costa Rican context. The main conclusions of the study are: the administration's commitment to education in the process in culture and the society. Thus, the study externalizes concern of both teachers and principals about the lack of monitoring to this population by raising an intervention proposal directed towards a dual education system, which takes into account two dimensions, one academic and other profession-oriented work.
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    Self-evaluation: A Reflection for School Management
    (2012-06-30 00:00:00) Segura Castillo, Mario Alberto
    This is an essay about how coexistence and living from self-management of schools. Teachers and students dialogue about the role played by mediation strategies in learning where they diagnosed difficulties and facilities that have the student population, teachers and administrative management to develop processes aimed at achieving greater learning. As a conclusion, self-assessment in institutional management is a systematic process of self-reflection with endogenous and exogenous components of same educational centers, by participating institutions from purposes of school management and its improvement plan.
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    The institutional climate as generator of protection and risk contexts against violence in educational centers in 06 School Circuit of the San José Regional Education Bureau
    (2012-06-30 00:00:00) Carmona Ávila, Olger; Flores Villalobos, Patricia; Gómez Araya, Warner; Navas Alfaro, Marcia; Ruiz Gutiérrez, Moisés; Smith Coto, Karem
    This paper presents analyses educational management from institutional climate in work environment as a source of protection and risk contexts of violence in schools circuit 06 of the Dirección Regional de San José (San José Regional Education Bureau), Costa Rica. This study includes theoretical components such as violence, institutional climate, work environment, ecological model, educational organizations, and conflict. The research uses an investigation mixed with method, with an investigation-action research design developed in seven schools in the Costa Rican educational system. To conclude this study, hostile environment in which educational institutions explode violence acts, and administrative management does not promote real actions to find an approach to avoid violence, as support teams: interdisciplinary, institutional committees, parent associations, and other administrativeboards, they perform so disjointed. The most recurrent violence problem is bullying between students-students, students, teachers and vice versa. Finally, a proposal is presented here for preventing violence from an ecological perspective, through a comprehensive scheme of work, and multi-disciplinary, incorporating actions at community, family and the school to improve quality in the classroom environment and school climate.
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    Management Curriculum Analysis of Education Program at San Rafael Correctional Institution, in Alajuela, Costa Rica
    (2012-06-30 00:00:00) Murillo Brenes, Jeffrey
    This article is a research conducted at San Rafael Correctional Institution in Alajuela, Costa Rica. The study applied research based on a qualitative approach through the following objectives: identify curricular design adjustments to educational programs in this center. Besides this, to recognize pedagogical components that have correctional institutions to implement educational programs, determining the curricular pertinence to population needs, and identify the curricula assessment system used for management of this institution. The findings allowed obtaining basic knowledge to restructure not only educational programs, but procedures required to teach learners inmates in prisons in Costa Rica.
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    Teaching and learning improvement of mathematics in early childhood education, a challenge for management education
    (2012-06-30 00:00:00) Camacho Álvarez, María Marta
    This article results from research entitled: Improvement of the teaching and learning of mathematics in early childhood education: A view from the teaching, whose overall objective was to analyze preschool teacher training, related to teaching and learning mathematics processes, strengths, weaknesses and needs to generate a methodology that can strengthen through teacher training, including self-training. This reflection since management is presented as a challenge that this discipline must be assumed to improve mathematics teaching - learning processes in early childhood education. Leading aspects training such as: courses methodology to train teachers, mechanisms used more frequently aspects of training processes; as well as, professional development and self- training in academic staff of early childhood education. Some actions aimed at changing school culture are briefly describe around learning process in mathematics, where school culture; specifically, educational management assumes a fundamental role. To conclude, the need for academic institutions provide more comprehensive training, and other institutions involved in professional development for mathematics teachers to improve processes of disclosure and training; aside from, educational management takes these processes into policy priorities.
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    Student Conflict Management: an Approach from Educational Administration
    (2012-06-30 00:00:00) Chacón Mora, Armando
    The administrative staff of educational institutions must become a resource to achieve mediation processes between different events both internally and externally of the institution. This staff will manage inherent actions in their duties and leads the group in achieving objectives. This requires from personnel skills that are not part of the ones related to planning, management, and institutional assessment, but also those concerning prevention and construction of strategies to help school community in order to prevent and minimize student conflicts and violence that threaten educational process. This article is based on a qualitative study conducted in a public institution of higher education in San José, Costa Rica, in 2010. This information was gathered through interviews, focus groups and observation. The information was provided by students, teachers and managers of the high school institution. In conclusion, this research determined the need of a plan for preventing and intervening in student conflicts educational institutions.
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    Management Analysis of Education Offerings of the Third Cycle of Basic General Education Open in the West Regional Education Bureau
    (2012-06-30 00:00:00) Alfaro Céspedes, Mildred; Arce Barrantes, Margoth; Gatjens Esquivel, Marianela; Murillo Vega, María Teresa; Quintanilla Morán, Jose Reynold; Vásquez Pacheco, Siany
    The authors present ,in this article, results of a research analyzing the overall management of learning distance educational offers of Cycle III General Basic Education for Youth and Adults in Dirección Regional de Educación de Occidente (West Regional Education Bureau). This is an exploratory and descriptive research using qualitative techniques. In order to collect information, questionnaires and interviews were applied to the actors directly involved in this type of learning distance education. Data analysis is presented in analysis categories that support this study: system coordination from management, action planning at projects locations, the organization of learning distance projects locations, implementation of administrative actions and evaluation. Among the key findings are noted: poor communication of the guidelines towards different levels from the macro, meso and micro educational levels, lack of involvement of the educational community, inadequate provision and distribution of financial, human and teaching resources, unsuitable curriculum for the needs of target population, and an inadequate assessment which does not produce inputs to improve this kind of education.