NEW YORK (Dec. 16)
An effort to raise $2,500,000 in the United States for the establishment of the Moshe Sharett Institute of Educational Sciences was launched today, it was announced by Daniel G. Ross, chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Friends of Tel Aviv University.
Named in memory of Israel’s former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Moshe Sharett, who died last July, the Institute is designed to raise Israel’s educational standards. It will supply the country’s growing need for highly trained teachers, principals, district superintendents, administrators, school psychologists and other specialists.
“Plans for the school were first proposed and approved by Mr. Sharett almost a year ago when the University awarded him its first Honorary Doctorate,” Mr. Ross stated. “In view of Mr. Sharett’s role in helping to found Tel Aviv University and his appreciation of the importance of higher education in his country’s continuing development, he was gratified with the plan to build the Institute in his name, To implement the plan, the $2,500,000 fund-raising campaign has been launched to erect a modest functional building, to recruit the required faculty members, to grant advance study scholarships and to establish research funds for the teaching and research staff.”