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Revista Electrónica Educare

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D’ ANTONI, Maurizia. Higher Education in Costa Rica: Ranking and decolonization?. Educare [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.3, pp.21-40. ISSN 1409-4258.

This essay contrasts  the decolonization proposal of the being and of knowledge  with the imaginary in the public university and in “the quality assurance policies”, its purposes, and relation to production methods. The author states that developing distrust towards all forms of colonization of knowledge  represent a “quality improvement” in higher education. The main findings refer to the need of discussing the risks within the “improvement” and homogenization processes in higher education having,  as a relevant  and  inherent  aspect, an  epistemological detachment task as a decolonization key from the public university in Costa Rica.

Keywords : Decolonization in higher education; quality assurance policies; epistemological detachment; challenges of public university.

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