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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Bucher, Katherine T. – Reading Teacher, 2008
Literature can help children develop their own cultural identity, as it helps them understand and appreciate the culture of others. Research shows that in elementary schools some Arab American students are not exposed to stories that represent their culture. In addition, many teachers are not familiar with literature about Arabs or Arab Americans.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Arabs, North Americans
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Bucher, Katherine T. – Middle School Journal (J1), 2010
Middle school is a time of many changes for young adolescents. They are "searching for individual identity, struggling with society's norms, and grappling with moral issues." They are changing and maturing physically, cognitively, socially, and psychologically as they develop their identities; establish, maintain, and end friendships and social…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Arabs, North Americans, Adolescents
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Lucking, Robert – Multicultural Perspectives, 2015
American K-12 school curricula are often bereft of acknowledgements of the historical contributions of Arab societies to our present-day intellectual heritage, an oversight most apparent in the sciences. Teachers in a thriving democracy are obliged to introduce contemporary scholarship that reflects the contributions of Arab scientists between the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Scientists, Science History, Scholarship