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College and Career Readiness

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yoselin chacon

on 9 May 2013

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Transcript of College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness in Costa Rica What is college and Career Readiness? College and career readiness refers to the content knowledge, skills, and habits that students must possess to be successful in postsecondary education or training that leads to a sustaining career. A student who is ready for college and career can qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses without the need for remedial or developmental coursework What about Costa Rica's Education System? How can we support career readiness? Policymaker Core areas of college readiness  Strong intellectual growth throughout the primary and secondary years fostered by increasingly challenging content in the four core subjects and beyond. The ability to think critically and problem solve in the context of a continuously changing set of circumstances and realities. The advancement of reading, writing, and numeric skills that enable success in all college courses. The capacity to communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. Align policy and funding infrastructures that break down longstanding silos between secondary, postsecondary and workforce systems and provide the full spectrum of supports needed to ensure seamless transitions from high school to college and beyond.

One step to accomplish this is to clearly define what it means to be career ready in policy and to adopt a set of metrics to measure career readiness that will help to strategically align funding and programs. High school teachers, leaders and counselors Engage with business and industry and higher education leaders and faculty to better understand what is expected of high school students and to develop joint goals for college and career readiness. Also, actively engage parents and students in developing long-term goals and strategies around college and career aspirations. Business and industry Actively partner with secondary and postsecondary stakeholders to develop shared goals. Also, share expertise and provide engaging opportunities for students and educators to experience hands-on, work-based learning. Higher education Engage with secondary educators and business and industry to develop common goals that seek to align systems. Ensure career-readiness knowledge, skills and dispositions are fully integrated into curriculum and instruction, and help students chart a course for career success beyond college. Parents and students Expand the goal of “college bound” to include career goals. For students in particular, take responsibility for charting a course that aligns with personal interests and talents. For parents, strive to provide support and guidance in helping students meet education and career goals. Community For social service professionals, after school providers, healthcare practitioners, religious leaders and other community leaders, engage with higher education and business and industry to create common goals that align with the values, beliefs and economic needs of the community. Support the shared goals by aligning community resources and programming. In Costa Rica the education system expect to guarantee the freedom of teaching and expression, respecting human rights and the values of the democracy system, reinforcing the state of freedom. The public higher education system began in 1940 with the founding of the University of Costa Rica (UCR). Public universities were expanded in the 1970s, and private universities were increased in the 1980s and the student population grew three times as rapidly as the total population.More than 50 percent of high school graduates, particularly from rural areas, cannot enter the university.

Many students leave the university before acquiring their degrees, most often citing the need to gain employment, only 5 percent of the students earn their degrees after the required five or six years of study.
Today Costa Rica has 50 private universities, as the family income level rises, students are more likely to seek private educations Is it difficult to get into university? Applicants to the University of Costa Rica, the Technological Institute of Costa Rica and the National University are required to pass an entrance exam; some fields have additional special requirements. The State University at Distance have an open admissions policy. Resources http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/300/Costa-Rica-HIGHER-EDUCATION.html http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/worldwide/unesco-regions/latin-america-and-the-caribbean/costa-rica/profile-of-education.html http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=121&IF_Language=en&BR_Country=1880
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