ERIC Number: ED224545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Report of a Visit to Israel, December 13-17, 1982.
Kintzer, Frederick C.
Based on a week-long stay in Israel, this report examines regional colleges and other non-university, post-compulsory institutions in the Negev, as well as a community college and two American external-degree institutions in Jerusalem. After introducing the visit's purpose and activities, the report outlines the development of Israeli regional colleges, which were established to increase general access to post-compulsory education and higher education opportunities for qualified students and to provide trade and technical education to meet manpower needs. Next, summaries are provided of site visits to three regional colleges. Pinchas Sapir College is described in terms of its service area, the arrangement whereby students can take academic courses at Ben Gurion University (BGU), and the positive and negative features of the college's programs. The section on Ramat Hanegev College highlights its location in an underdeveloped region, emphasis on the arts and environmental studies in Jewish life, limited cooperative arrangements with BGU, and overseas program. The Practical Engineering College of Beer-Sheva is examined in terms of its transfer relationship with BGU, articulation with high schools, and facilities and faculty. Next, BGU's teacher-supervisor education program and its program to prepare "opportunity" students for college-level work are explained. Finally, brief summaries are provided of the programs of Hadassah Community College and Empire State Community College's and Rockland Community College's overseas programs. (DAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Sponsored by a joint UCLA/Ben Gurion University Committee.