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Goforth, Anisa N.; Nichols, Lindsey M.; Stanick, Cameo F.; Shindorf, Zachary R.; Holter, Olivia – Contemporary School Psychology, 2017
Arab Americans are a culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse group. Although there are an estimated 3.6 million Arab Americans in the USA, there is little discussion about how to best provide culturally responsive school-based mental health supports to Arab American youths. The purpose of this article is to (1) briefly describe the…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Culturally Relevant Education, School Psychology
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Ahmad, Jamal – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine Arab American parents' perceptions of difficulties their children experience in the USA. Both Arab American children born outside the USA who later moved to the country and children born in the USA to Arab parents were examined. Fifty Arab American families were interviewed in two areas in the State of…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Acculturation, Interviews
Alsayyari, Haifa I. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A gap exists in the literature regarding the needs, concerns, and overall experiences of Arab American parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Al Khatib, 2017; Goforth, 2011; Haboush, 2007). This study explored the experiences of five Arab American mothers of children with ASD. A qualitative interview approach, utilizing…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Autism, Clinical Diagnosis
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Eraqi, Monica M. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2015
Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans live within the United States surrounded by misconceptions about their culture and religion, in part because of the limited inclusion of positive contributions by these groups within the social studies curriculum. This article attempts to highlight Arab-American and Muslim-American contributions within the U.S.…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Resources, Misconceptions
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Yousef, Wael Shaher Mohammed; Bellamy, Al – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2015
Introduction: Cyberbullying has received a considerable amount of attention within the academic and public literature. However, very little if any cyberbullying research has been conducted among Arab American students. This current study explored the impact of cyberbullying among middle and high school Arab American students on their self-esteem…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Al Khateeb, Jamal M.; Al Hadidi, Muna S.; Al Khatib, Amal J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2014
The authors present a brief introduction to Americans of Arab descent and a brief overview of Arab culture. Then, culturally appropriate counseling considerations related to family, attitudes toward disability, religion, communication, acculturation, help-seeking behaviors, and stereotypes are highlighted. In the last section, the authors provide…
Descriptors: Arabs, Disabilities, Cultural Influences, Cultural Relevance
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Tabbah, Rhonda – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to describe patterns of experiences and perceptions of inclusion and accuracy of Arab American culture in the multicultural paradigm in schools through the voices of Arab American youth. Design/methodology/approach: This study was carried out using a survey research design. Qualitative reports of experiences in school were…
Descriptors: Arabs, Immigrants, Adolescents, Terrorism
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Eraqi, Monica M. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2015
Over the past 2 decades, textbook publishers have made large improvements by including multicultural education within their texts. U.S. history textbooks have specifically included diverse perspectives. The increased inclusion of diverse perspectives creates a more historically accurate depiction of how various cultures have contributed to the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Muslims, Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Goforth, Anisa N.; Pham, Andy V.; Chun, Heejung; Castro-Olivo, Sara M.; Yosai, Erin R. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
Although the numbers of Arab American immigrant youth in schools is increasing, there is little understanding of their mental health and the sociocultural factors that might influence it. This study examined the relationship between 2 sociocultural factors (i.e., acculturative stress and religious practices) and internalizing symptoms in first-…
Descriptors: Arabs, Immigrants, Mental Health, Social Influences
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Mango, Oraib – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Compared to the literature available on other ethnic groups in the United States, there is very little information about school experiences of Arab Americans (Nieto, 2003). This study examines the ways that Arab American women reported positioning themselves when faced with difficult situations related to stereotypical images of Arabs and Arab…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Females, Arabs, Discourse Analysis
Donovan, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Within the field of school psychology there exists literature for school psychologists working with specific ethnic and linguistic groups (Frisby & Reynolds, 2005; Tomes, 2011). The Arab American population is estimated to be 3.6 million (Arab American Institute, 2012). However, there is a paucity of school psychology research on Arab American…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Parent Attitudes, Cultural Awareness
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Tabbah, Rhonda; Miranda, Antoinette Halsell; Wheaton, Joe E. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the symbolic interaction theory in a sample of Arab American adolescents. Four areas of self-concept were investigated in relation to school environment, including perceived discrimination and social supports. Sixty-one Arab American adolescents (28 males and 33 females) between the ages of 12 and 18 years…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Arabs, Adolescent Attitudes, Educational Environment
Bousquet, Sarah – Online Submission, 2012
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.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Misconceptions
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Smith, Brian Daniel; Silk, Kami – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: This pilot study investigates the impact of an online, interactive simulation involving an Arab American Muslim patient on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of 2nd-year medical students regarding culturally competent healthcare, both in general and specific to Arab American Muslim patients. Method: Participants (N = 199), were…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Medical Students, Muslims, Arabs
Zidan, Tarek – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative cross-sectional study examines the overall attitudes of a sample of Arab Americans toward persons with disabilities. A convenience sample of 372 Arab Americans was recruited from various not-for-profit Arab organizations within 30 States. Participants in the study completed an online self-administered (Qualtrics) survey that…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Online Surveys
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