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Actualidades Investigativas en Educación

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PEREIRA VEGA, Zacarías; REGUEYRA EDELMAN, María Gabriela; SOLORZANO SALAS, Julieta  and  URENA SALAZAR, Viria. Access to Information about the Continuity of University Students for the Accreditation. Rev. Actual. Investig. Educ [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.1, pp.01-30. ISSN 1409-4703.

This article synthesizes the research performed by an interdisciplinary team about the experience of the Social Work, Pharmacy, Counseling, and Special Education careers in the University of Costa Rica, related to the compilation of information about the continuity of the student population. This is done to attend the demands of the self-evaluation and the decision-making process. It was also considered convenient to inquire about the experience of the university offices that provide the required information. The research was carried out in the year 2013, from a qualitative, descriptive and reflexive approach regarding the access to information connected to the continuity of the students. The results are: the need for information and main sources, positive and negative experiences from the perspective of the careers and the university offices, as well as an analysis of the implications the limitations to information access have for the management of the Careers and the University, among which the following stand out: response times, quantitative inconsistencies between the information provided by the dependence, limited human resources, and the lack of technological applications to support the needs of the careers. The article concludes with a reminder that to accomplish the desired quality of education an information system is required, which accounts for the accomplishments and the challenges of the careers, and demonstrates that the student body exercises its rights to Superior Education by accepting their responsibility towards Costa Rican society.

Keywords : higher education; students; permanency; accreditation; University of Costa Rica.

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