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Diao, Wenhao; Trentman, Emma – L2 Journal, 2016
This paper examines ideologies of American study abroad in politically and culturally "non-Western" countries. Drawing from the theory of orientalism (Said, 1978), we analyze how American public discourse on study abroad for learners of Mandarin and Arabic manifests an orientalist thinking, and how such macro discourse both produces…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Mandarin Chinese, Semitic Languages, Foreign Countries
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Hamza, Aswan – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2010
This qualitative study examines the role of international experience in the transformative learning of female educators as it relates to professional development in a higher education context. It also investigates how the learning productions of these experiences were transferred to the participants' home country. Nine American female faculty and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cognitive Style, Student Behavior, Women Faculty
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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
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Ayalon, Hanna; Grodsky, Eric; Gamoran, Adam; Yogev, Abraham – Sociology of Education, 2008
This article explores how the structure of higher education in the United States and Israel mediates the relationship among race/ethnicity, social origins, and postsecondary outcomes. On the basis of differences in how the two systems of higher education have developed, the authors anticipated that inequality in college attendance will be greater…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis