NEW YORK (Aug. 5)
About 140 educators from the metropolitan area are participating in a unique summer study program being offered to teachers in New York City by Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan. Israel, according to an announcement by University Chancellor Dr. Joseph H. Lookstein. The advanced training course was developed by Albert Shanker, president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York, which is the cosponsor, and Jules Kolodney, vice-president. It is the first course of its kind to be organized by the UFT and is unique among summer programs in Israel. The course work emphasizes study of the past history and background of Israel, and the interworkings of Israeli society today. The Board of Examiners of the New York City Board of Education has approved for full credit the courses completed by the teachers at Bar-Ilan.