assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah
Thank you for sending me the program of the visit. I have translated the same in a draft form, but nevertheless it gives an idea of the events.
As for my comments and views of the program here are they.
first I have always admired the great efforts exerted by the people of the International visitors program. The choices are very good. I expect that we will learn a lot about both public and religious education.
Second I would like to put forth the following questions which I would like to hear about public education:
· What are the requirements needed to be a teacher in the public or private education? What are the licenses require? (i. e bar exams). What are the programs devised to improve the teachers' performance? Do teachers attend special conferences and symposia attend to enhance their knowledge? What are the main features that are necessary for a school to be given license in terms of buildings, class size and other physical features?
· What the salary range is for teaches in public education basically? How can a teacher improve his or her status?
In higher education what are the measures taken to insure the quality of higher education? How are American universities classified on what criteria? What is the term tenure? How can we benefit from such devises? Can we look at some of the questionnaires judging the performance of teachers, deans, rectors of presidents of universities? What is the Congress committee that monitors public universities? Can we briefed on the act IV financing higher education? What are the different acts related to support and finance Middle Eastern studies in particular and Area studies in general?
As for the visit of
I wish to have seen Jewish studies at any other university because of the
nature of this school. I would have liked to visit stronger and more prominent
Islamic institutions and societies such as ISNA or Cair. Brandies University