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Maeroff, Gene I. – New York Times, 1978
Nations of the Middle East are sending both money and students to the United States and institutions of higher education, hard-pressed for revenues, are welcoming the opening of a new avenue of funding. But the contributions bring disputes raising questions about whether strings are attached to gifts and whether their acceptance implies support…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Problems
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Bagli, Jehan – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2006
This essay traces the development of the Zarathushtrian (Zoroastrian) priesthood from the time of the prophet Zarathushtra, through the Median priestly tribe as Magi, and the Macedonian and Arab invasions. This sets the stage for the separation of the Zarathushti priesthood between Iran and India and the generation of independent training methods.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Religious Cultural Groups, Clergy
Nelson, Gayle – 1988
How did Oliver North, who appeared to be a criminal and a liar, become an American hero? First the context must be considered. The Iran-Contra Affair was extremely complex with actors ranging from Eugene Hasenfus to President Ronald Reagan and settings ranging from Nicaragua to Israel to Iran. This complexity extended to the televised hearings…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation
Irwin, Wallace, Jr., Ed.; And Others – 1980
The purpose of this guide is to provide voters, officeholders, and candidates with background information on major foreign policy issues so that they can follow the 1980 presidential debates and reach their own informed conclusions. Thirteen major foreign policy topics are covered. The material is written in telegraphic style to get the essential…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Debate, Developing Nations, Economics
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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