Cultural framework and objective obstacles of arab students in two public colleges inIsrael

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a survey of 459 Jewish and Arab students at two public colleges in Israel in 2005. The study aimed at gaining understanding of Arab students' access to higher education in comparison to access of Jewish students by the objective obstacles to such access as reflected in the admission profiles and socio-economic background of Jewish and Arab students at two public colleges. Analyses indicated that these academic campuses constitute a site of encounter for two very different population groups, a fact that has significant implications for access and admission policies, and student aid programs. The findings of this study are the first step in further consideration of issues relating to equal opportunities and access to higher education for Arab students, and shed light on potential means for reducing the gaps between Arab students and their Jewish counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-368
Number of pages10
JournalHigher Education in Europe
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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