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Wingfield, Marvin; Karaman, Bushra – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1995
Maintains that negative stereotypes of Arabs permeate U.S. popular culture. Discusses Arab stereotypes among educators and the effects of stereotyping on Arab American students. Describes efforts used in the Dearborn, MI, schools to eliminate stereotypes and integrate into the curriculum the study of Arab culture. (CFR)
Descriptors: Arabs, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students
Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 1996
This article presents relevant information about Arab American children as a guide for multicultural teachers. Given the alarming impact of cultural conditioning in American society, the previously invisible Arab Americans and their children have become visible in a negative way. Current cultural conditioning does not allow Arabs to see themselves…
Descriptors: Arabs, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
Hooglund, Eric, Ed. – 1985
This book is the second in a series of works that seeks to examine the Arab-American experience. The original 1984 publication, "Taking Root, Bearing Fruit: The Arab-American Experience" featured surveys of 12 communities in all geographic regions of the United States. Such was the response to that report that its creators decided to continue the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Community Study, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
Zogby, James, Ed. – ADC Issues, 1984
This document reports on an examination of lifestyles, cultures, and heritage of Arab communities within the United States. After a historical overview of the arrival and settling of Arab-Americans in wave after wave of immigration, the work provides close-up views of different communities across the country. Each of those views introduces a few…
Descriptors: Arabs, Community Study, Ethnic Groups, Immigrants
Michalak, Laurence – 1988
This document addresses the negative image of Arabs among the U.S. public. While formal education has created many of the misconceptions about Arabs that abound in the west, many of the misconceptions come from the informal education of popular culture. The western image of the Arab is possibly more interesting than the reality of Arab culture.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Stereotypes, Islamic Culture, Negative Attitudes
Hefny, Mostafa – 1986
Developed as an annotated guide to instructional materials for teaching about the Arab world, this publication is a resource tool for classroom instruction, development of curricula, professional development, and selection of library resources. Recommendations are made based on a careful evaluation of educational soundness, ethnic authenticity,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Development
American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC. – 1993
This document lists resources and suppliers for teachers who want to obtain balanced and accurate resources for teaching about Arab culture. The Arab-American community provides a wealth of personal experience and expertise. There is no more effective teaching aid than first hand accounts of major historical events, sharing a taste of Arabic home…
Descriptors: Arabs, Area Studies, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness
Shabbas, Audrey – AWAIR's Middle East Resources, 1991
This newsletter issue brings to students' attention some of the topics they could explore in working toward an award that the Arab World and Islamic Resources and School Services (AWAIR) organization presented to students participating in History Day 1991. The special category of the awards is Arab or Islamic history. The topics presented were not…
Descriptors: Arabs, Civil Rights, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources
Sabbagh, Suha J. – 1990
This document discusses the treatment of Arabs in the western media. The main portion concentrates on the image of Arabs presented in American novels. Because television and films present visual images that communicate a powerful message in a matter of seconds, stereotyping appears as a shorthand form of communication and is, to a certain extent,…
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Stereotypes, Majority Attitudes, Mass Instruction
Macron, Mary – 1992
This booklet, designed to provide educational materials on Arab history and culture, describes the contributions of Islamic civilization to western civilization. To be Arab, like American, was and is a cultural trait rather than a racial mark. To be Arab meant to be from the Arabic speaking world of common traditions, customs, and values shaped by…
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Architecture, Area Studies
Farquharson, Molly – 1988
A discussion of classroom techniques and activities useful in teaching English to monolingual Arab students begins with a review of cultural factors significant in the second language learning patterns of this population. These factors include historical and traditional influences, North American perceptions of Arabs, the teaching of English in…
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
Lee, Courtland C., Ed.; Richardson, Bernard L., Ed. – 1991
This book was written to provide counseling and human development professionals with specific guidelines for becoming more culturally responsive. It looks at the evolution of multicultural counseling, addresses ideas and concepts for culturally responsive counseling interventions, and examines the implications of cultural diversity for future…
Descriptors: American Indians, Arabs, Asian Americans, Blacks
Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA. – 2002
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of March 2002, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Lead stories include: the U.S. expands the War on Terrorism into the Republic of Georgia and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion, Educational Television
Schaub, Mark – 1995
This paper outlines the possible impact of Bakhtinian theory concept in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction. Bakhtin views on the culturally and politically embedded nature of language and addressivity and answerability are ideal for discussion of cross-cultural communication. His cultural and political context are inseparable from an…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Dialog Journals, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Brooks, Raymond W. – 1997
A study is described that will investigate whether cultural referents found in the Defense Language Institute (DLI) American Language Course are biased toward North American cultural norms, and whether Saudi Arabian military personnel in language training using those materials are affected by the cultural information contained within them. The…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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