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Lindblom, Kenneth – English Journal, 2003
Notes English teachers already do communal, even global, work whether or not they are conscious of doing so. Examines both positive and negative consequences of that work and suggests ways of understanding it most effectively. Presents ideas on the theme of this issue, "Talking Literature." Shares a brief essay by Wail S. Hassan in which…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English Instruction, Globalization, Politics
Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 1996
This article presents relevant information about Arab American children as a guide for multicultural teachers. Given the alarming impact of cultural conditioning in American society, the previously invisible Arab Americans and their children have become visible in a negative way. Current cultural conditioning does not allow Arabs to see themselves…
Descriptors: Arabs, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
Wingfield, Marvin; Salam, Shereen – 1993
This guide explains how individuals and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) chapters can work with school systems to reduce discrimination against students of Arab background and to educate teachers and other students about the cultures of the Middle East. Arab Americans can make a difference in the school systems by personal…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
Macron, Mary – 1986
This document discusses the life celebrations of Arab American immigrants to Cleveland from the late 1870s. Assembled from what is largely an oral tradition of family history, the booklet describes the home life, weddings, and final partings when elderly relatives returned to the homeland or died in the United States. The economic situation and…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Background, Ethnic Groups, Family Life
Michalak, Laurence – 1988
This document addresses the negative image of Arabs among the U.S. public. While formal education has created many of the misconceptions about Arabs that abound in the west, many of the misconceptions come from the informal education of popular culture. The western image of the Arab is possibly more interesting than the reality of Arab culture.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Stereotypes, Islamic Culture, Negative Attitudes
Shabbas, Audrey – AWAIR's Middle East Resources, 1991
This newsletter issue brings to students' attention some of the topics they could explore in working toward an award that the Arab World and Islamic Resources and School Services (AWAIR) organization presented to students participating in History Day 1991. The special category of the awards is Arab or Islamic history. The topics presented were not…
Descriptors: Arabs, Civil Rights, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources
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Lundgren, LaRae D. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 1998
Highlights the Islamic influence in Arab business strategies; magnifies the dynamics in the two-way communication process between an Arab speaker and English speaker; demonstrates fundamental differences between English and Arabic; and presents effective strategies for the technical communicator to use when pursuing business with an Arab country,…
Descriptors: Arabic, Business Communication, Cultural Differences, English
Johnson, J. K., Ed. – 1984
Information is provided on the educational systems of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the Yemen Arab Republic in order to assist U.S. colleges and universities as they work with international student agencies and representatives from these countries. For each country, placement recommendations are offered, along with notes to…
Descriptors: College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Moore, James W. – 1987
A handbook is presented to assist Western Oregon State College faculty in identifying and understanding the problems and needs of international students and to help them welcome international students as positive influences in classes, on the campus, and in the community. Included is information on culture shock, transition problems of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, African Culture, Arabs, Chinese
Frey, James S. – 1988
The Iraq educational system is described along with guidance for academic placement of students in United States educational institutions. Six chapters include: (1) introduction (i.e. background data, historical development, responsibility for education, and language of instruction); (2) institutions supervised by the Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Arabs, Comparative Education, Educational Assessment
Lee, Courtland C., Ed. – 1995
This book provides practicing school counselors and their colleagues in related professions with direction for developing, implementing, and evaluating counseling programs for culturally diverse student groups. It also serves as a useful methods textbook for counselor training. Intervention strategies and counseling techniques are presented in the…
Descriptors: American Indians, Arabs, Asian American Students, Black Students
American Univ., Cairo (Egypt). – 1990
The 20 items included in this document were prepared by teachers from the United States who traveled to Egypt in 1990 to participate in a seminar. The items are as follows: "Egypt and the Demographic Transition" (J. Bannister); "The Educational System: The Situation and the Challenge" (R. Bush); "Teaching Naguib…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Arabs, Cultural Education, Foreign Countries
Irwin, Wallace, Jr., Ed.; And Others – 1980
The purpose of this guide is to provide voters, officeholders, and candidates with background information on major foreign policy issues so that they can follow the 1980 presidential debates and reach their own informed conclusions. Thirteen major foreign policy topics are covered. The material is written in telegraphic style to get the essential…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Debate, Developing Nations, Economics
Wilcox, Lee – 1988
The educational system of Egypt is described, and guidelines are given for the placement of Egyptian students in U.S. colleges and universities. The following chapters are provided: (1) Introduction (history of education, administration, and finance); (2) Basic and Secondary Education (including standard and Al-Azhar schools, technical education…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, Comparative Education, Degrees (Academic)
Loridas, Laura – 1988
This manual provides a basic understanding of cultural differences that teachers are likely to encounter among exceptional children in their classrooms. The manual aims to create an atmosphere where children respect individual differences in themselves and in others. Several cultures are introduced, including Arabic Lebanese, Hispanic, Native…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Arabs, Asian Americans, Chinese Culture