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Bale, Jeffrey – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article presents an overview of the Arabic language in the United States. Drawing on archival research and statistical analysis, the article is divided into 4 major sections. The first discusses the history of immigration from the Arab world to the United States, as well as past efforts at Arabic language maintenance. The article continues…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Maintenance, Immigrants, Immigration
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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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Al-Hazza, Tami; Lucking, Bob – Childhood Education, 2007
Incidents of terrorism and other forms of heinous violence around the world are so dramatic and painfully wrenching that they often dictate change: in politics, in social convention, in battle, and in the classroom. The five years since the 9/11 attacks, in particular, have brought about huge shifts in the collective global view of Arabs, and it…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Misconceptions, Childrens Literature, Arabs
Krieger, Zvika – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
With more than a dozen American universities opening branches and campuses on the Persian Gulf, the oil-rich emirates of the Arabian peninsula are threatening to dethrone cities like Cairo, Baghdad, and Beirut as the academic centers of the Middle East. Wealthy, safe, and relatively stable, these emirates are vying to become the new intellectual…
Descriptors: Universities, Arabs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Diken, Ibrahim H. – Childhood Education, 2006
The role of culture in children's development and in early intervention/early childhood special education practices has been ignored in the United States until recent years (Coll & Magnuson, 2000), with the values of the Anglo American culture dominating. Among the cultural characteristics of families, parental perceptions in connection with…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Disabilities, Arabs, Mexican Americans
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Isler, Hilal Nakiboglu – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
The attacks of terror carried out on September 11, 2001 gave rise to waves of hate-fueled violence across the country. It has been argued that the attacks and the subsequent, current context of war have resulted in a heightened sense of American intolerance. They have led to discernable shifts in how certain minorities are perceived and treated in…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide, National Security
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Hachelaf, Ahmed Abdelhakim; Parks, Steve – Composition Forum, 2018
Twiza is a tricky word to translate from its original Berber. In its simplest meaning, Twiza speaks to the collective effort of a community to support each other. To speak of Twiza is to call forth, then, the collective material practices which enact the values of a civil society. As Edward Said highlighted decades ago however, when terms (or…
Descriptors: Risk, Afro Asiatic Languages, Community Support, Partnerships in Education
Hay, William Anthony – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2003
On May 3-4, 2003, the Foreign Policy Research Institute held its tenth History Institute for Teachers. Forty-two teachers from fourteen states participated in a weekend of lectures and seminars, featuring seven outstanding scholars. Although Muslims define themselves and the Christian West in terms of religion, Western countries view relations…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Arabs, Conflict
Asquith, Christina – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Qatar's Education City, perhaps the world's most diverse campus, is almost entirely unknown in the United States, but represents the next step in the globalization of American higher education--international franchising. Aided by technology such as online libraries, distance learning and streaming video, U.S. universities offer--and charge tuition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, International Programs, Partnerships in Education
Howard, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on the College Art Association's decision to settle with a scholar who felt defamed by an article in one of its scholarly journals which shines a spotlight on so-called "libel tourism." When the College Art Association decided recently to settle rather than fight a possible libel action in Britain over a book review…
Descriptors: Libel and Slander, Court Litigation, Professional Associations, Book Reviews
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
Mills, Andrew – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
For the past two years, a steady stream of visitors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made the roughly 7,000-mile trek from Cambridge to Abu Dhabi to help build what aspires to be the first graduate-level research university devoted entirely to fostering renewable, clean, and sustainable sources of energy. Set to open this…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries
Washburn, David E. – 1981
In an effort to determine the state-of-the-art of ethnic studies in U.S. higher education, 3,038 postsecondary institutions in the United States and outlying areas were surveyed during the 1977-78 academic year. The study sought information about which schools have programs; which ethnic groups were studied; the number and nature of the courses…
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, Arabs, Black Studies, Cross Cultural Studies
Hamilton, Kendra – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Imam Yahya Hendi came from afar--the occupied Palestinian Territories--to become, in 1999, the first full-time Muslim chaplain serving at a university in the United States. He is now the chaplain at Georgetown University. Rumee Ahmed, appointed earlier this year as Brown University's first Muslim chaplain, had a significantly shorter trip, moving…
Descriptors: Leadership, Clergy, Males, Females