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ERIC Number: ED529839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-20
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Arab American Experiences in Education
Bousquet, Sarah
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Based upon field study and a review of the literature, this paper sought to describe the educational experiences that are common in the Middle East and North Africa. The paper explained the curriculum and pedagogy that are most commonly found in Arab schools. It also addresses the misconceptions that many Americans have regarding Arab education. Middle Eastern schools are perceived by Americans as overtly religious, poorly funded, and technologically poor single-sex institutions. In reality, Arab nations provide economic support for free, public education from pre-primary classes through the university level. The misperceptions of Arab education disservice Arab American students who seek to have access to challenging coursework. Additionally, it leaves non-Arab learners with misconceptions about the global community. Our future leaders need factual information about their international neighbors in order to effectively lead America in the global age. The paper also identifies the challenges faced by Arab American students and provides suggestions for educators who work with Arab American students.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa