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Botshon, Lisa; Plastas, Melinda – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2009
One of the great challenges of teaching in the post-9/11 United States is contending with persistent stereotypes and misinformation about Islam, "Arabs," "Arab Americans," and the "Middle East" within student bodies. Since 2003 the authors have been employing Iranian author Marjane Satrapi's work in the classroom as a…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Science Education, National Security
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Bright, Larry K.; Mahdi, Ghada S. – Adult Learning, 2010
Mahdi is an Iraqi doctoral candidate in adult and higher education and Bright is her doctoral advisor. The two have been involved in intensive dialogue about how they see their cultures, how they perceive the conflict in the Middle East, and how andragogical theory offers hope for changing learning and teaching approaches that can influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Andragogy, Adult Education, Role of Education
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Perkins, Daniel F.; Borden, Lynne M.; Villarruel, Francisco A.; Carlton-Hug, Annelise; Stone, Margaret R.; Keith, Joanne G. – Youth & Society, 2007
This study examines the cultural and contextual factors that influence the decisions of underrepresented urban youth, who identify themselves as Black/African American, Latino, Arab, or Chaldean, to participate in youth programs. Although youth programs are increasingly recognized for their positive influences, little is known about the factors…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Minority Groups
Uthman, Fuad A. – Journal of Architectural Education, 1978
The role of the architect in the Arab world is discussed from the viewpoint of an Arab professional with some American training. The architect's potential for policy-making and generally influencing society is emphasized. (LBH)
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Context, Developing Nations
Kuehner, Trudy J. – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2005
Understanding the current conflicts and political changes in the Middle East us important for American educators if American students are to understand the dynamics of the region. To discuss these issues, FPRI held its 12th History Institute for Teachers on October 16-17, 2004. Forty teachers from 15 states attended the weekend program at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Peace
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Zangana, Haifa – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
Having accumulated, throughout the twentieth century, historical achievements in education and standards of living higher than in most Arab and "third world" countries, Iraqi women were hit hard by two wars, the US-imposed economic sanctions of the 1990s, and then set back by the 2003 Anglo-American imperial occupation. Physical survival…
Descriptors: Females, Graduates, Foreign Countries, Sanctions
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Watenpaugh, Keith – Academe, 2004
In June 2003, shortly after the fall of the Baathist regime, and after the United States declared an end to major combat, Keith Watenpaugh, assistant professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern history at Le Moyne College and associate director of peace and global studies, re-turned to Baghdad and al-Mutanabbi Street as the leader of a group of …
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Politics of Education, War
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Dorfman, Dorinne – International Education, 2008
This article presents a story of how an American teacher in Berlin tried to reach out to her Muslim high school students. She relates how her students were always gracious to her but when they found out she was an American, they tend to avoid talking to her. She explains that the reputation the United States has earned over the past three years…
Descriptors: Muslims, News Reporting, Foreign Countries, High School Students
Frey, James S. – 1988
The Iraq educational system is described along with guidance for academic placement of students in United States educational institutions. Six chapters include: (1) introduction (i.e. background data, historical development, responsibility for education, and language of instruction); (2) institutions supervised by the Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Arabs, Comparative Education, Educational Assessment
Valbuena, Felix Mario; And Others – 1978
This guide provides the teacher of multiethnic students with information and teaching resources on the Chaldeans. The guide provides background on the history and development of the Chaldean language, the history and geography of Chaldea (Iraq), and Chaldeans in the United States. Also covered are Chaldean social customs, religion, food, games and…
Descriptors: Arabs, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Islamic Culture