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110 U.S. Educators to Participate in Studies Institutes in Israel

One hundred and ten American educators from 18 states and the Panama Canal Zone will participate in two Middle East Studies Institutes at universities in Israel during the next two months under the auspices of the National Committee for Middle East Studies in Secondary Education, it was announced by the Committee.

One, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is funded by a grant from the Office of Education of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare under its Group Projects Abroad program. The other, at Tel Aviv University, is cosponsored by the American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO).

The program at the Hebrew University is a six week Middle East Area Studies and Curriculum Development Institute which will combine study and travel with preparation of instructional materials on the Middle East for use in secondary schools throughout the United States.

The Middle East Studies Institute at Tel Aviv University is a four-week program, which features lectures on four themes–the Middle East, Contemporary Israel, the Conflict in the Middle East, and the Labor Movement in Israel–and field trips two days a week.

The National Committee for Middle East Studies in Secondary Education is headed by Dr. Seymour P. Lachman, former president of the New York City Board of Education and currently professor of history and politics of education, Graduate School and University Center and Baruch College, City University of New York.