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Articles from Costa Rica

  1. Standards and working conditions 13 May 2021

    “As a guidance counsellor, I continue to transform the lives of students during a pandemic”.

    Orlando Guerrero Sandí

    To mark World Education Support Personnel Day, on May 16th, we interviewed Orlando Guerrero Sandí about his experience during the pandemic. Orlando is a guidance counsellor in the San José de Río Sucio Primary School, located in Sarapiquí Canton (Heredia Province, Puerto Viejo District, Costa Rica). He has 19 years...

    “As a guidance counsellor, I continue to transform the lives of students during a pandemic”.
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 December 2019

    "Inclusive Schools as a Political and Social Rights Space", by Gabriela Sancho Mena.

    Gabriela Sancho Mena

    An inclusive public school must be a space where everyone has a place. It is a right that must help strengthen all skills and abilities and encompass all the diversities in our society. It must also be a place of opportunity, reflection, debate, participatory action, invention, questions, research; a secular,...

    "Inclusive Schools as a Political and Social Rights Space", by Gabriela Sancho Mena.
  3. Leading the profession 26 September 2019

    Right to authorship, by Yamile Socolovsky

    Yamile Socolovsky

    Education International's decision to encourage discussion of an International Treaty concerning the exceptions and limitations to copyright for educational and research activities is both timely and necessary. The obstacles imposed on these activities by the excessively restrictive regulations in this area become remarkably difficult to overcome in the current context,...

    Right to authorship, by Yamile Socolovsky
  4. Union growth 26 July 2019

    “Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.

    Hugo Rubén Yasky

    “As we approach the centenary of the birth of Paulo Freire, whose teachings continue to inspire and influence our actions, the Latin American Pedagogical Movement, EILA and its national member organisations embody the collective will to defend education as a social right and a powerful means for the emancipation of...

    “Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.
  5. Equity and inclusion 1 July 2019

    Costa Rica: SEC campaigns and mobilises on LGBT rights

    Despite a backlash against the so-called gender ideology promoted by conservative organisations, the Costa Rican Education Union (Sindicato de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores de la Educación Costarricense - SEC) has been actively campaigning to promote the rights of LGBT teachers and students.

    Costa Rica: SEC campaigns and mobilises on LGBT rights
  6. Union growth 28 March 2019

    Costa Rica: EI condemns murder of indigenous leader

    Education International has sent out an urgent action appeal to its affiliates condemning the murder of Sergio Rojas Ortiz, an indigenous peoples’ rights activist.

    Costa Rica: EI condemns murder of indigenous leader
  7. Union growth 19 December 2018

    #UDHR70 – “A banner of struggle for humanity”, by Yamile Socolovsky

    Yamile Socolovsky

    On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it seems inevitable that we ask ourselves whether in the ensuing time we have succeeded in advancing its goals, or whether those principles have ended up being nothing more than a well-intentioned, but ultimately futile statement of a humanistic...

    #UDHR70 – “A banner of struggle for humanity”, by Yamile Socolovsky
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 July 2018

    In Latin America, teachers and students champion the right to attend university, by Yamile Socolovsky

    Yamile Socolovsky

    15 June marked the centenary of the university reform led by the student movement in Córdoba, Argentina. This pioneering reform paved the way for a democratic reconstruction of academic institutions that shook the entire region. The transformation of Latin American public universities became a permanent battleground between those who yearned...

    In Latin America, teachers and students champion the right to attend university, by Yamile Socolovsky
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 4 July 2018

    Defending the right to education! Latin American teachers’ unions fighting against making education a business, by Gabriela Sancho

    Gabriela Sancho

    What is becoming increasingly significant in the rest of the world has long since been reality in Latin America; education as a business. To get parents to send their children to fee-paying private schools and students to attend expensive private universities, the public education system has had to be maligned...

    Defending the right to education! Latin American teachers’ unions fighting against making education a business, by Gabriela Sancho
  10. Union renewal and development 6 March 2018

    Development cooperation, an ideal tool for union renewal

    Education International and its affiliates have committed themselves and worked, through their development cooperation activities, towards ensuring that young and early stage teachers and support personnel are adequately represented and empowered within their unions.

    Development cooperation, an ideal tool for union renewal
  11. Climate action and literacy 17 January 2018

    Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory

    Education International has welcomed the move by Costa Rica to make two years of pre-primary education mandatory before primary school in an effort to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on education.

    Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory
  12. Union growth 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  13. Union growth 15 January 2013

    Costa Rica: ANDE on the road to trade union status

    The Asociación Nacional de Educadores (ANDE), an EI affiliate, has received authorisation to change its legal status from “association” to “trade union” by a bill approved by the Costa Rica Parliament. This initiative will coincide with the organisation’s 70th anniversary.

    Costa Rica: ANDE on the road to trade union status
  14. Equity and inclusion 2 October 2012

    Costa Rica: public policy on Indigenous education needed

    Costa Rican Indigenous peoples have analysed the state and quality of education provided to Indigenous children, adolescents, and youth in the national meeting of Indigenous teachers and leaders, held in San José, from 25-26 September. The Asociación Nacional de Educadores (ANDE), one of EI’s national affiliates, participated in the discussions.

    Costa Rica: public policy on Indigenous education needed
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 29 March 2010

    Argentinean union shares experience of HIV and AIDS work with Costa Rica

    Roxana Rogalski and Mariela Cimadevilla, coordinators of the national EFAIDS Programme of Argentinean teacher union CTERA shared their expertise on HIV and AIDS themes with the union leadership of Costa Rican unions ANDE and SEC during a workshop in San José, Costa Rica in late February.

    Argentinean union shares experience of HIV and AIDS work with Costa Rica
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 January 2010

    Trade deal sparks controversy over copyright in Costa Rica

    Final ratification of a free trade agreement with the United States has been delayed in the Costa Rican legislature amid a growing controversy over the deal’s intellectual property provisions.

    Trade deal sparks controversy over copyright in Costa Rica