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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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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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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
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Tynan, Joshua J.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Gleason, Jamie H.; Markman, Barry S.; Yoon, Jina – School Psychology International, 2015
With Bronfenbrenner's (1977) ecological theory and other multifactor models (e.g. Pianta, 1999; Prinstein, Boergers, & Spirito, 2001) underlying this study design, the purpose was to examine, simultaneously, key variables in multiple life contexts (microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem levels) for their individual and combined roles in predicting…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Risk, Goal Orientation
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Kumar, Revathy; Karabenick, Stuart A.; Burgoon, Jacob N. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
The theory of planned behavior and the dual process attitude-to-behavior MODE model framed an examination of how White teachers' (N = 241) implicit and explicit attitudes toward White versus non-White students were related to their classroom instructional practices in 2 school districts with a high percentage of Arab American and Chaldean American…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Whites, Arabs
Barada-Hammami, Nabila – ProQuest LLC, 2012
National standards for learning foreign languages describe five area goals which are intertwined and interconnected in the K-12 learning environment; yet, absent from the literature are investigations on how K-12 teachers are able to implement and incorporate the "practices, products, and perspectives" of culture into world language…
Descriptors: Arabs, Semitic Languages, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Bonet, Sally Wesley – High School Journal, 2011
Through a review of educational research literature this piece explores how federal politics and policies have trickled down into secondary schools, and what the effects of these policies have been on secondary schools, paying particular attention to the effects on Muslim American youth. The main research questions are: What federal and state…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Muslims, Citizenship, National Security
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Patel, Sita G.; Tabb, Kevin M.; Strambler, Michael J.; Eltareb, Fazia – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
Cognitive appraisal has been shown to mediate the relationship between stressors and internalizing symptoms, but not among newcomer immigrant youth facing ambiguous discrimination. Using a mixed-methods design with a sample of newcomer adolescents from African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean, European, and Latin American countries, this study measured the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Immigrants, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries
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
Sela Kol, Aviva Helena – ProQuest LLC, 2011
My study concerns the teacher knowledge of "mehankhim," teachers in Israeli high schools entrusted to promote students' moral, civic, and social growth. It examines two "mehankhim" from a secular Israeli high school who participated in a long-term professional development program in secular Jewish education, centered by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Moral Development, Judaism
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Alazzi, Khaled – American Educational History Journal, 2008
This article reports the results of a study about the factors that affect social studies development in Jordan's secondary schools. An evaluation of data obtained within the limitations of this study relative to the development of social studies education, in particular, and education, in general, indicates that the principle of the Great Arab…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Porat, Dan A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2004
A group of Israeli high school students (h = 11) from two socially distinct schools read aloud a textbook account of a 1920 bloody encounter between Jews and Arabs. The study aimed at examining the relation between the textbook account and the students' formation of historical perceptions. Prior to reading the textbook excerpts, students wrote…
Descriptors: Conflict, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Textbooks
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Saada, Najwan Lleeb – Journal of International Social Studies, 2014
In this essay I explain the basic tenets of postcolonial theory and its possible implications for teaching social studies and global issues in American high schools. The use of this theory is becoming increasingly significant, given the growing Islamophobia and Orientalism in the United States, the ongoing uprisings in the Middle East, and the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Global Education, Foreign Policy, International Relations
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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