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Alsayyari, Haifa I. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A gap exists in the literature regarding the needs, concerns, and overall experiences of Arab American parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Al Khatib, 2017; Goforth, 2011; Haboush, 2007). This study explored the experiences of five Arab American mothers of children with ASD. A qualitative interview approach, utilizing…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Autism, Clinical Diagnosis
Donovan, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Within the field of school psychology there exists literature for school psychologists working with specific ethnic and linguistic groups (Frisby & Reynolds, 2005; Tomes, 2011). The Arab American population is estimated to be 3.6 million (Arab American Institute, 2012). However, there is a paucity of school psychology research on Arab American…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Parent Attitudes, Cultural Awareness
Zidan, Tarek – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative cross-sectional study examines the overall attitudes of a sample of Arab Americans toward persons with disabilities. A convenience sample of 372 Arab Americans was recruited from various not-for-profit Arab organizations within 30 States. Participants in the study completed an online self-administered (Qualtrics) survey that…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Online Surveys
DeTample, Darrell R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Most Americans misunderstand the terms "Arab" and "Muslim," while also casting Arabs and Muslims as threats to national security. These perceived threats have led to the justification of the oppression of Arab and Muslim Americans similar to other minority groups in the United States, as non-Arab and non-Muslim Americans have…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Muslims, Arabs, North Americans
Alamri, Mona – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Self-determination is related to the desirable transition outcomes of an individual. It has gained an increasing amount of attention in numerous fields, including education, sociology, psychology, and other fields related to human behavior. However, there are no measures originally written in Arabic that accurately measure an individual's…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Semitic Languages, Translation, Measures (Individuals)
Barada-Hammami, Nabila – ProQuest LLC, 2012
National standards for learning foreign languages describe five area goals which are intertwined and interconnected in the K-12 learning environment; yet, absent from the literature are investigations on how K-12 teachers are able to implement and incorporate the "practices, products, and perspectives" of culture into world language…
Descriptors: Arabs, Semitic Languages, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
Qudah, Dean – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The increased prevalence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by top-tier colleges, institutions, and universities has altered the typical educational experience, and has made professors, educators, policy-makers, and researchers examine how these courses can be adopted and used best. MOOCs provide full open-access to recorded lectures,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Arabs, Foreign Countries
VanDeusen, Andrea J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With the intent of informing music teacher education practices and developing more culturally responsive and relevant teachers, the purpose of this research was to explore pre-service music teachers' understandings of culture and diversity, and to examine the impact of a short-term cultural immersion field experience on pre-service music teachers'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Educational Practices, Cultural Background
Ayyad, Fatma – ProQuest LLC, 2011
When factorial invariance is established across translated forms of an instrument, the meaning of the construct crosses language/cultures. If factorial invariance is not established, score discrepancies may represent true language group differences or faulty translation. This study seeks to disentangle this by determining whether…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Native Speakers, Bilingualism, Arabs
Alguthami, Raed A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The current study is on second language acquisition (SLA), and the focus is on the process of visual word recognition in English by Arab learners of English as a second language (ESL). Arab ESL learners have poor performance in their visual word recognition in English, which has been explicated in terms of their poor spelling knowledge of English…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Moussa, Wael Soheil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Public Schools, Correlation
Fradi, Najat – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The demographics of the American K-12 student body population have changed and include a growing number of students with limited English proficiency (LEP). These students require special instruction, but the prevalence of specialized English as Second Language (ESL) teachers is in short supply. This shortage has lead to general education teachers-…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
Sela Kol, Aviva Helena – ProQuest LLC, 2011
My study concerns the teacher knowledge of "mehankhim," teachers in Israeli high schools entrusted to promote students' moral, civic, and social growth. It examines two "mehankhim" from a secular Israeli high school who participated in a long-term professional development program in secular Jewish education, centered by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Moral Development, Judaism
Nurse, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The relative insignificance of fashion to the discipline of sociology, as well as academia writ large, has led to a substantial paucity of theory and scholarship about people dressing their bodies. Despite Aspers and Godart's 2013 plea in the "Annual Review of Sociology" to change the tide and seriously examine of the sociology of…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, African American Students, White Students
Cho, Sunghee – 1988
A research study of 245 students from Korea, the Arab nations, and Nigeria was conducted to determine whether there are significant relationships between any of the three measures of the level of stress (anxiety, depression, and somatic complaints) among international college students. Variables analyzed in the study included English language…
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Students, Correlation, Culture Conflict
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