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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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Bright, Larry K.; Mahdi, Ghada S. – Adult Learning, 2012
As the authors, a Midwestern American educational administration professor and a Middle Eastern Iraqi doctoral candidate, have continued to interact over the past 3 years, both have come to appreciate the importance of increasing their tolerance for ambiguity--ambiguities in examining cultural, linguistic, and religious customs and complexities in…
Descriptors: Conflict, Cultural Differences, Fear, Social Justice
Sargent, Thomas A. – Indiana Social Studies Quarterly, 1982
The ranking of American interests in the Middle East and their inherent conflict present foreign policymakers with a dilemma. American involvement in the Middle East is a post-World War II phenomenon. To achieve a breakthrough in the Arab-Israeli dispute, the United States government must take a number of actions. (AM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy, Interests
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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