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Qudah, Dean – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The increased prevalence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by top-tier colleges, institutions, and universities has altered the typical educational experience, and has made professors, educators, policy-makers, and researchers examine how these courses can be adopted and used best. MOOCs provide full open-access to recorded lectures,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Smail, Linda; Silvera, Ginger – Cogent Education, 2018
Many American universities located in the Middle East try to offer the stamp of higher quality in education that the United States provides and delivers. These institutions are doing an incredible job of providing opportunity for youths of that region to obtain an American education. However, these universities bear the stereotype that they are…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Attitudes, Teaching Styles, North Americans
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Wright, J. W., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1996
Measured value-order responses of 31 Arab (Jordanian) and 27 American business students and studied how culturally-ingrained values were reflected in students' perceptions of people they met. Economic, political, social, and theoretical values were nearly the same for both groups; slight differences were found for aesthetics and religion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Arabs, Business Education, College Students
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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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
Molek, Frank J., Ed. – 1975
A group of 25 members of the higher education community of North America visited the Middle East for the purpose of improving admissions criteria and academic placement of Arab students. Group findings and the consensus of recommendations are reported. Countries studied were: Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Examined were each country's…
Descriptors: Administration, Admission (School), Bibliographies, Comparative Education
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Huwari, Ibrahim Fathi; Al-Shboul, Yasser – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This study investigates the perception of Jordanian EFL learners' (JEFL) pragmatic transfer of refusal strategies in terms of contextual and cultural factors. Data were collected using a discourse completion test (DCT) and a scaled-response questionnaire (SRQ) to elicit perception data from the participants. Data from the SRQ were analyzed based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes