ERIC Number: ED023748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Compensatory Educational Program on the Higher Education Level for a Culturally Deprived Group in Israel. An Interim Report, February 1968.
Perlberg, Arye; Rom, Yael
This resume of an interim report discusses a university preparatory program for Israeli soldiers of Islamic (Sephardic) origin. The Israeli Defense Forces identify and select the candidates, who must be of Sephardic, low socioeconomic status background and have certificates from academic or vocational high schools. The chosen students are soldiers in every sense except that their duty is to study. The candidates are enrolled in an enrichment program which prepares them for the entrance examinations for either the engineering and science program at the Haifa Technion, or for the various universities. The soldiers are discharged from service after they have taken their examinations. The program's success may be noted by the 90-95 percent of the candidates who gained admission to the Technion or to the universities with competitive admission requirements. The enrichment program seems to have increased the academic achievement of the Technion students but a longer preparatory program seems to be needed for success in science and engineering courses. Retention and graduation rates are high. (NH)
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Identifiers: Israel; Israel (Haifa); Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Note: Paper presented at the 1968 AERA Convention in Chicago.