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El-Haj, Thea Renda Abu – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2009
This article explores an Arab American community arts organization as a site for promoting youth civic participation and social activism. Studying a citizenship education project outside the school walls, and focusing on the arts as a medium for this work, foregrounds the role of the symbolic for engaging youth as active participants in democratic…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Activism, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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El-Haj, Thea Renda Abu – Educational Policy, 2006
Educators concerned with creating equitable school environments for Arab American students must focus on how contemporary global and national politics shape the lives of these youth and their families. Arab immigrants and Arab American citizens alike experience specific forms of racial oppression that hold implications for school curricula,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Arabs, North Americans, Politics of Education
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El-Haj, Thea Renda Abu – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article examines how the perspectives and experiences of Arab American youth from immigrant communities can help educators think about what it means to teach young people to become active participants in the social, civic, and political spheres within and across the boundaries of nation-states. Arab American youths' perspectives are…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Arabs
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El-Haj, Thea Renda Abu – Harvard Educational Review, 2007
In this article, Thea Renda Abu El-Haj shares her research on how a group of Palestinian American high school youth understand themselves as members of the U.S. community, of the Palestinian American community, and of communities in Palestine. She argues that, for these youth, coming to terms with who they are has a great deal to do both with how…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education