The University Program to Promote Accessibility to Higher Education in the Negev: Evaluation of the Program in the 2006/2007 Academic Year -- Follow-up Study

By Miriam Cohen-Navot, Ruth Baruj-Kovarsky

Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, 2009

This is an evaluation of an Accessibility Program, which was designed to improve the patterns of social mobility among young people in the south by increasing their chances of admission to the most sought-after academic departments. It is a three-year program for high achievers in tenth through twelfth grades at schools in southern Israel. Accessibility has been implemented since 2001/2002, when it was initiated by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and is a joint project of the Ministry of Education (Southern District), the Sacta-Rashi Foundation, Atidim, the Adenauer Foundation, and the Centennial Fund of Bank Leumi. To achieve its goal, the program implements activities in three parallel areas: 1) The school component provides scholastic assistance to improve the students' matriculation results; 2) The university component offers academic courses at Ben-Gurion University to introduce the participants to academic studies and strengthen their resolve to pursue higher education; 3) The empowerment component aims to develop self-efficacy and social awareness, chiefly through personal and social development workshops.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Young Adults, Higher Education, Evaluation

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Negev, Israel

Language: English

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Cohen-Navot, Miriam. Baruj-Kovarsky, Ruth. The University Program to Promote Accessibility to Higher Education in the Negev: Evaluation of the Program in the 2006/2007 Academic Year -- Follow-up Study. Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. 2009: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13542


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