US Consulate General: Language and Thinking at Al Quds University a success

From a press release from the Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem:

Students and faculty from Al Quds University celebrated the completion of the “Language and Thinking” program on September 19 at a ceremony at the Red Crescent Society in Ramallah. The closing ceremony marked the conclusion of an innovative and rigorous academic program designed to teach first-year students at Al Quds University important skills in analytical thinking, writing, and reading. The pilot “Language and Thinking” program was funded through a U.S. Department of State Innovation Fund grant and was implemented by Al Quds University. The program, based on the Language and Thinking curriculum that has been in place at Bard College in New York for 30 years, provided an intensive 17-day introduction to the liberal arts and sciences for 50 freshmen from September 3-19, 2011.

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