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Procesos de internacionalización en la educación superior de Costa Rica

Mora-Alfaro, Jorge (2015): Procesos de internacionalización en la educación superior de Costa Rica. Published in: : pp. 1-147.

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Abstract

One of the most important dimensions in the development of contemporary higher education is internationalization. The growing economic, political and cultural integration of today's society, favors the intensification of the activities of internationalization by settlements and the various tertiary education systems, as well as the elaboration of public policies to promote global linkages and aggregation of this dimension as a key element in the management of educational institutions in this sector. Among the most notable actions of internationalization are the mobility of students and teachers; the multiplication of networks and institutional and academic associations, in various areas of knowledge. There so, the application of mechanisms of mutual recognition of accredited degrees and programs; the promotion of shared titles or double degree programs; the inclusion in the curriculum of the international dimensions, as well as the proliferation of cross-border programs. All of them are expressions of internationalization in contemporary higher education. The purpose pursued with the study is to carry out an approach to knowledge about the level reached by the processes of internationalization in Costa Rican higher education. The investigation on the main actions promoted in this field, the forms of institutional arrangements adopted for its development, existing institutional policies and the impact of initiatives in institutional life and shape how internationalization is conceptualized, are some of the ways followed to get this purpose.

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