El acceso a espacios verdes en escuelas públicas y privadas en Curridabat, Costa Rica/ The access to green spaces in public and private schools in Curridabat, Costa Rica

Palabras clave: justicial ambiental, áreas verdes, niñez

Resumen

En el presente artículo se presentan los resultados de un estudio que buscaba comparar escuelas públicas y privadas del cantón de Curridabat para determinar si niños y niñas tienen acceso equitativo a espacios externos y áreas verdes en las instalaciones de ambos tipos de escuela, así como las repercusiones que tiene sobre estos el tener acceso a áreas verdes en las instituciones educativas. El estudio se llevó a cabo en dos escuelas privadas y dos públicas del cantón de Curridabat, el cual forma parte de la provincia de San José, Costa Rica. Se utilizó una metodología cualitativa basada en observaciones, dibujos de mapas y entrevistas semi-estructuradas con niños entre los siete y doce años, así como entrevistas con docentes. Los resultados comparan las áreas externas y espacios verdes que tienen las dos escuelas privadas con las dos escuelas públicas y se visibiliza la importancia que tiene para los niños y niñas el tener acceso a áreas verdes en sus escuelas.

Abstract

This article exposes the results of a study that sought to compare public and private schools in the Curridabat canton to determine if  children have equal access to green spaces in their campuses and the effect it has on them to access these green spaces in their school. The research was carried out in two private and two public schools of the Curridabat canton, located in the province of San José, Costa Rica. It used a qualitative methodology based on observations of the school´s campuses, mapping and semi-structured interviews with school personnel and children between 7 and 12 years old. The results compare the external areas and green spaces of private and public schools and shows the importance it has for children to have access to these areas in schools.

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Biografía del autor/a

Carolina Castillo Echeverría, Central European University

Carolina Castillo Echeverría. Costarricense, obtuvo su maestría en Ambiente, Desarrollo y Paz por la Universidad para la Paz y  la Maestría en Liderazgo y Gerencia Ambiental por la Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional. Actualmente es candidata para obtener el título de doctorado en Sociología y Antropología Social en la Universidad Central Europea. Anteriormente se desempeñó como docente e investigadora en la Escuela de Sociología de la Universidad de Costa Rica. 

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Publicado
2018-02-28
Cómo citar
Castillo Echeverría, Carolina. 2018. «El Acceso a Espacios Verdes En Escuelas Públicas Y Privadas En Curridabat, Costa Rica/ The Access to Green Spaces in Public and Private Schools in Curridabat, Costa Ric»a. Letras Verdes. Revista Latinoamericana De Estudios Socioambientales, n.º 23 (febrero), 157-77. https://doi.org/10.17141/letrasverdes.23.2018.2893.