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Costa Rica’s Sistema Nacional de Educacion Musical (SiNEM) 2010: A Sample-Based Status Report

The purpose of this status report is to provide the Ministry of Culture and Youth with research and observations resulting from visits to a sample of SiNEM schools, and to provide the Ministry with recommendations to sustain and improve the program based on the observations and data analysis. The project was carried out in accordance with a proposal submitted to, and accepted by, Miguel Peña, General Director of SiNEM. Ten SiNEM schools were visited in October 2010. Over two hundred questionnaires for students, teachers, and administrators were completed, interviews conducted (including parents), and programming observed.

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