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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
Moussa, Wael Soheil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Public Schools, Correlation
Sarouphim, Ketty M.; Maker, C. June – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine ethnic and gender differences in using DISCOVER, a performance-based assessment, for identifying gifted students from diverse ethnicities. DISCOVER is an acronym which stands for Discovering Intellectual Strength and Capabilities while Observing Varied Ethnic Responses. The sample consisted of 941 boys and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Differences, Gender Differences, Performance Based Assessment
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Most, Tova – American Annals of the Deaf, 2006
The study examined school functioning of Israeli Arab children with hearing impairment (HI) who were included in regular education classrooms, in comparison to their classmates with normal hearing (NH). Ninety-three children (60 NH and 33 HI), grades 1-6, participated. Teachers evaluated the children using the Arabic version of the Screening…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Hearing (Physiology), Arabs, Achievement
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Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
Metacognitive Performance of four groups of students (hearing high-achieving, hearing average-achieving, hearing underachieving, and deaf and hard of hearing) in first through third grade in the United Arab Emirates was examined and compared. Metacognition was measured using analyses of pictures depicting real-life problematic events, situations,…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Problem Solving, Metacognition
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah; Parker, Philip D.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Abdelfattah, Faisal; Nagengast, Benjamin; Möller, Jens; Abu-Hilal, Maher M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
The internal/external frame of reference (I/E) model and dimensional comparison theory posit paradoxical relations between achievement (ACH) and self-concept (SC) in mathematics (M) and verbal (V) domains; ACH in each domain positively affects SC in the matching domain (e.g., MACH to MSC) but negatively in the nonmatching domain (e.g., MACH to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Cultural Differences, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Vidergor, Hava E. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Persson's (2012a) target article calls for a cultural sensitive research paradigm in the science of giftedness. It charts the potential threats to research validity affected by cultural bias having implications on study and practice in gifted education. The eight recommendations heading under: (1) mindset and habits; (2) research skills; and (3)…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Background
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DeRosier, Melissa E. – Journal of School Violence, 2004
Since September 11, 2001, ethnic tensions involving persons of Middle Eastern descent have increased in the United States. This study examined the peer relationships of 748 fifth-grade students of different ethnic groups both at one month and eight months post-9-11. Results indicated that only Middle Eastern children showed a large drop in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Ethnic Groups, Peer Relationship, Social Environment