Chapter 6

Barriers Impeding Access to Higher Education

The Effects of Government Education Policy for Disadvantaged Palestinian Arab and Jewish Citizens

Khalid Arar1, Kussai Haj-Yehia2 and Amer Badarneh3,    1The Center for Academic Studies and Sakhnin College for Teacher Education, Jaljulya, Israel,    2Beit-Berl Academic College, Taybe, Israel,    3Sakhnin Academic College, Sakhnin, Israel

This chapter discusses Israeli policy concerning access to higher education (HE) and points out barriers impeding access for the Palestinian Arab minority and Jewish peripheral disadvantaged groups. Relying on meta-analysis of documents and other resources describing policies and trends in HE in Israel and their implications for underprivileged groups, ...

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