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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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Buda, Richard; Elsayed-Elkhouly, Sayed M. – Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1998
Cultural differences between Arabs and Americans were investigated using the individualism-collectivism survey of J. Wagner (1995). Arab subjects (n=331) were significantly more collectivist than U.S. subjects (n=102), and within the Arab group, Egyptian subjects (n=224) were significantly more individualistic than Gulf States subjects.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Arabs, Cultural Differences, Ideology
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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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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
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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
Magen, Ziporah – Humanist, 1982
Describes a study which examined differences in the experience of joy between Israeli Jewish, Israeli Arab, and American adolescents. The interpersonal experience was the most common source of joy in all three cultures. The data also showed greater differences between males and females than between cultures. (AM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Emotional Experience
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
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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
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Abdel-Khalek, Ahmed M.; Al-Arja, Nahida S.; Abdalla, Taysir – Death Studies, 2006
The authors explored death obsession level and correlates among a sample (N=601) of Palestinians living in the city of Beit Jala, the village of Al-Khader, and the Aida refugee camp in the Bethlehem area. They live in war conditions; the houses of half of them have been demolished. The Death Obsession Scale (DOS) was administered. Its alpha…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Arabs, Death
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Shurden, Michael; Shurden, Susan; Cagwin, Douglass – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2008
Business schools must prepare students to face the world and yet maintain strong ethical convictions. The question of ethics in the business environment is not exclusive to the United States. Ethical business behavior is a multinational issue, and all business schools world-wide must deal with this issue. However, cultural differences often define…
Descriptors: Ethics, Work Environment, Business, Best Practices
Young, Barbara; Clark, Laura – Online Submission, 2017
The qualitative study investigated the cultural adjustment experiences of Saudi Women International Graduate Students studying for the first time in a mixed-gender environment in the United States. Questions for the study invited the Saudi women to share prior expectations about coming to study in the United States compared to the reality of their…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Arabs, Females, Graduate Students
Lynch, Eleanor W., Ed.; Hanson, Marci J., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
As the U.S. population grows more and more diverse, how can professionals who work with young children and families deliver the best services while honoring different customs, beliefs, and values? The answers are in the fourth edition of this bestselling textbook, fully revised to reflect nearly a decade of population changes and best practices in…
Descriptors: American Indians, Culture Conflict, Cultural Awareness, Filipino Americans
Cotera, Martha P., Comp.; Cunningham, Nella, Ed. – 1982
This sourcebook for persons involved with bilingual education, multicultural education, and womens' studies programs contains over 2000 entries for materials on women of various cultures in the United States. Materials are organized as much as possible by specific racial or ethnic groups. The many publications that present information on more than…
Descriptors: American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Arabs, Asian Americans
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah; Parker, Philip D.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Abdelfattah, Faisal; Nagengast, Benjamin; Möller, Jens; Abu-Hilal, Maher M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
The internal/external frame of reference (I/E) model and dimensional comparison theory posit paradoxical relations between achievement (ACH) and self-concept (SC) in mathematics (M) and verbal (V) domains; ACH in each domain positively affects SC in the matching domain (e.g., MACH to MSC) but negatively in the nonmatching domain (e.g., MACH to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Cultural Differences, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Nathan, Alli; Ruggieri, Margaret – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
One of the most important and lasting legacies of the 20th century is globalization and the increased integration among countries and economies leading to more interactions among the peoples of different cultures. This effect has also percolated into the business environment and into the realm of business education. We have seen the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Business Education