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Crabtree, Sara Ashencaen – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
The liberal arts education is one that is increasingly being adopted in regions far removed from the USA, such as the United Arab Emirates. The importing of this American educational model is, however, associated with the inexorable influences of dominant cultural forms through the effects of globalisation. However, at the same time international…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Arabs, Liberal Arts, Teaching Methods
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Vora, Neha – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2015
Through ethnographic examples of students' engagement with American universities in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, I argue that branch campuses have a particularly important relationship with emerging forms of racial consciousness, identity, and politicization among students, both citizen and foreign resident. This entry point is one that…
Descriptors: Ethnography, International Schools, Universities, Knowledge Economy
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Darwish, Naif A.; Qasim, Muhammad – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
In academia, smooth progression of students significantly depends on the way curricula are developed and organized. Curricula or study plans with high degree of interconnectivity between courses, multiple prerequisites, and hierarchically structured courses tend to complicate the smooth progress of the enrolled students. In this work, a rigorous…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Altarawneh, Safaa M.; Hajjo, Maram H. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This research paper analyzes the extent to which Arabic-speaking EFL learners are aware of the English plural morphemes and whether they are able to recognize them in context. The study also investigates whether the participants' English proficiency level may play a role in their ability to recognize these morphemes. For the purpose of the study,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Morphemes, Semitic Languages
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Tabsh, Sami W.; Abdelfatah, Akmal S.; El Kadi, Hany A. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to survey students and faculty from the College of Engineering at an American university in the United Arab Emirates about their perception on different issues related to academic dishonesty. Opinions were sought on plagiarism, inappropriate collaboration, cheating on exams, copyright violations and complicity in academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Yousef, Darwish Abdulrahman – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the use of Honey and Mumford's Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ) to investigate the learning style preferences of undergraduate students at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) culture. It also investigates whether there are significant differences…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preferences, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Alborno, Nadera Emran; Gaad, Eman – British Journal of Special Education, 2014
This study uses the "Index for Inclusion", developed by Booth and Ainscow, as a framework for investigating inclusive provision in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), introduced through the "School for All" initiative. The study, by Nadera Emran Alborno of the American University in Dubai and Eman Gaad of the British University in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Al Murshidi, Ghadah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
The study investigated the academic literacy socialization of students at U.S. universities from the Gulf Region--Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE). International students were contacted and asked if they would participate in the project. Fifty three students responded to the survey and interview, 77% of the respondents were male…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Interviews, Student Surveys
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Ross, Alanna; Furno, Christine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This paper describes an exploratory study investigating the impact of problem-based learning and clicker technology as active learning strategies at the American University of Sharjah Library, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Studies compared traditional and active learning classes. The present article maps the successes and challenges of these unique…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning
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Shafiro, Valeriy; Levy, Erika S.; Khamis-Dakwar, Reem; Kharkhurin, Anatoliy – Language and Speech, 2013
This study investigated the perception of American-English (AE) vowels and consonants by young adults who were either (a) early Arabic-English bilinguals whose native language was Arabic or (b) native speakers of the English dialects spoken in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where both groups were studying. In a closed-set format, participants…
Descriptors: Vowels, Phonemes, Dialects, Young Adults
Mills, Andrew – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The job market on North American campuses may be heading for the deep freeze, but hundreds of positions are opening up in the Persian Gulf as American universities scramble to set down roots in those petrodollar-rich states. The combination of money and opportunity on offer may seem hard to resist. But academics who trade the rich intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, International Schools, Foreign Workers
Zehr, Mary Ann – Education Week, 2008
It's no accident that in undertaking improvements to its school system, the Ministry of Education in this small, oil-rich Persian Gulf country has made the most progress so far with an initiative to retrain school principals. After all, Vincent L. Ferrandino, the American consultant the ministry hired to help develop the school improvement…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Consultation Programs, Educational Policy
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Ronesi, Lynne – Across the Disciplines, 2011
US-based writing fellows programs have traditionally placed writing fellows in upper-division courses to support student writing beyond first-year composition, given that student writing skills become more developed in the context of genre- or discipline-based writing. The author describes a writing fellows program at the American University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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EL-Sakran, Tharwat M.; Awad, Asmaa – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
This study reports on engineering graduates' labour market requisite communication competences and skills in the work environment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its main purpose was to investigate whether internationally required engineering graduates' communication competences were the same in third world countries or different. It used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, Labor Market
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Almekhalfi, Abdurrahman Ghaleb; Tibi, Sana – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2010
Today, technology has become an essential part of the everyday educational setting. Its use has proven to facilitate learning and communication of many students with and without disabilities. Assuredly, assistive technology (AT) has transformed education and empowered students with disabilities. However, research studies investigating AT for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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