The Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education, or Ministerio de Educación Pública, features reports, official policies, and publications compiled by the ministry. For example, Ingles Para La Conversacion De Turismo is an English-language publication discussing teaching English in the Costa Rican educational system, including policies and curriculum guidelines. The Ministry website is available in Spanish, but some publications, such as the one linked above, may be in English.
Information about school emergency drills such as fire drills or drills for other natural disasters may not be available online. However, another way to be prepared is to be aware of some of the common natural disasters that occur in Costa Rica:
For a brief overview of the Costa Rican educational system and related topics, try this article available in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library's reference collection:
These reports available from the OECD, UNESCO, and the CIA also provide useful background information about Costa Rica and its educational system:
These Spanish-language resources from the University of Illinois library provide information on the history of education in Costa Rica.
La Revista Educación is a periodical associated with the Faculty of Education at the University of Costa Rica. It is a semiannual Spanish-language journal publishing research on topics such as access to education, the right to quality learning, conditions of teaching, formal and informal education, and learning methods. It is open access and available freely online.
For information about cultural norms in Costa Rica, try these resources:
To find more resources in the library catalog, try searching using the following keywords:
To find more information about the educational system of Costa Rica, try these tips for searching the library catalog to find books, magazines or journals, DVDs, and many other resources:
Here are some keywords that may be useful in your search: