ERIC Number: ED255107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Any Home a Campus: Everyman's University of Israel.
Information is provided on the goals of Israel's Everyman's University (EU) and its students, curricula and study modes, extra-academic programs, new directions, governance, and budget. Introductory materials include a country profile, an overview of higher education in Israel, information on distance education, the open university, and the establishment and early years of EU. EU goals include serving the disadvantaged, training teachers, and offering second chances to persons unable to benefit from regular study programs. EU also promotes scientific research and the development of study material and innovative methods. Over 90 percent of EU students are enrolled in formal academic offerings leading to a degree. Each course typically has a text with 12 study units, along with computer-marked and tutor-marked assignments. About 45 EU courses have 6-12 television programs, and about 6 hours per week of radio transmissions enrich course offerings. An extensive lending service of audiovisual aids is also provided. A summary of EU's accomplishments in the first decade and recommendations and questions for policymakers are provided for Israeli leaders, as well as Third World countries interested in adapting distance education or open learning methodologies to national needs. A 37-item bibliography concludes the document. (sW)
Descriptors: Budgets, College Role, College Students, Disadvantaged, Distance Education, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Governance, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Open Universities, Teacher Education
Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc., 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($9.95, paper copy; $14.95, hard copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Inc. (Israel).