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Haboush, Karen L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
Individuals of Arab descent residing within the United States currently number between 1.2 million and 3.9 million. These families are characterized by considerable diversity depending upon their nationality, religion, and extent of acculturation to both Western and Arab cultures. More recently, Arab families have immigrated to the United States…
Descriptors: Values, Acculturation, School Psychology, Ethics
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Nassar-McMillan, Sylvia C.; Hakim-Larson, Julie – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2003
This article describes a focus group interview conducted with a group of therapists in a large-scale, comprehensive family service agency in an Arab American community. The interview format was semistructured, and the results confirmed what little was already known about the population and supplemented that body of knowledge with updated…
Descriptors: Arabs, Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship
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Erickson, Chris D.; Al-Timimi, Nada R. – Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2001
This paper presents background information on the cultural sociopathology of the Arab American experience. It discusses how, in order to effectively deliver services, mental health workers need to be aware of their own biases. It explores ways to provide culturally relevant mental health services to Arab Americans. (JDM)
Descriptors: Arabs, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship, Cultural Awareness
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Grekin, Emily R.; Ayna, Dinah – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: To review the literature on college student waterpipe use with a focus on undergraduates in the United States. Participants: Undergraduate students. Methods: Studies were accessed using the databases PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Academic Search Premier. Searches included combinations of the following keywords: "waterpipe," "hookah,"…
Descriptors: Smoking, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Databases
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Frankel, Elsa R. – MultiCultural Review, 1994
Examines the biases that exist in American juvenile literature (K-10) dealing with Arabs to determine whether there is a negative bias in the portrayal of Palestinian Arabs. Bias is summarized under three main types: characterization and stereotyping; language and terminology; and cultural authenticity. (GLR)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias
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Zangana, Haifa – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
Having accumulated, throughout the twentieth century, historical achievements in education and standards of living higher than in most Arab and "third world" countries, Iraqi women were hit hard by two wars, the US-imposed economic sanctions of the 1990s, and then set back by the 2003 Anglo-American imperial occupation. Physical survival…
Descriptors: Females, Graduates, Foreign Countries, Sanctions
Michigan State Dept. of Public Health, Lansing. – 1988
This document summarizes a report on the health status of minority groups in Michigan. Mortality rates and health problems are analyzed for the following groups: (1) Blacks; (2) Hispanics: (3) Arab Americans; (4) Asian and Pacific Islanders; and (5) Native Americans. The following problem areas are discussed: (1) nutrition and hunger; (2)…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, American Indians, Arabs, Asian Americans
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Semyonov, Moshe – American Sociological Review, 1988
Examination of the effect of local labor market segregation on socioeconomic inequality between Jews and Arabs in Israel reveals that the rules by which minority members raise their socioeconomic status and the magnitude of disadvantages that superordinate groups force on minority groups vary considerably across bi-ethnic and mono-ethnic labor…
Descriptors: Arabs, Differences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Bias
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div. – 1984
A description of the role and status of the English language in the Yemen Arab Republic begins with a general statement concerning the distribution of English speakers and the use of English language materials. Subsequent sections outline: (1) the use and status of English within the educational system at all levels, including teacher education;…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
Kharma, Maher M. – Online Submission, 2010
Following wars and natural disasters, individuals and their families face displacement from their native land and relocate to a new location where they become refugees. As occupational beings, people find meaning in their environment and build their identity through engaging in meaningful occupations. The environment plays a role in shaping the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Jews, African Americans, Slavery
Neff, Bonita Dostal – 1992
In 1990 Daniel Bellack advised in an article that business people should "give up the search for the fabled 'global customer.' There's no such thing. Instead, be sure you understand each local market--it's custom, culture, and, of course, language." Understanding each local market is a big challenge for the communication professional in…
Descriptors: Business, Cultural Differences, Females, Higher Education
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div. – 1983
This profile of the English language teaching situation in Egypt examines the role of English in society and in the educational system. The status of English as the main foreign language and as the medium of instruction in a small number of influential schools is discussed as well as the extent and content of the university English course. Also…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div. – 1984
A description of the status and role of English language use and instruction in Syria, in which English has been given the status of the first foreign language, is presented. The following topics are reported on: (1) general usage; (2) English within the educational system, including the length of English training, testing, syllabus construction,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiovisual Instruction, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations
Schwarzwald, Sigrid – Inter Nationes Press Special Report, 1988
By participating in the cultivation and preservation of existing cultural assets in developing nations, and by promoting the cultural, literary, and artistic manifestations within those countries, the West German government seeks to establish the essential prerequisites required for a thriving dialogue with those nations, and can aid in their…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Exchange, Developing Nations, Economic Development