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Goforth, Anisa N.; Nichols, Lindsey M.; Stanick, Cameo F.; Shindorf, Zachary R.; Holter, Olivia – Contemporary School Psychology, 2017
Arab Americans are a culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse group. Although there are an estimated 3.6 million Arab Americans in the USA, there is little discussion about how to best provide culturally responsive school-based mental health supports to Arab American youths. The purpose of this article is to (1) briefly describe the…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Culturally Relevant Education, School Psychology
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Ahmad, Jamal – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine Arab American parents' perceptions of difficulties their children experience in the USA. Both Arab American children born outside the USA who later moved to the country and children born in the USA to Arab parents were examined. Fifty Arab American families were interviewed in two areas in the State of…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Acculturation, Interviews
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Eraqi, Monica M. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2015
Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans live within the United States surrounded by misconceptions about their culture and religion, in part because of the limited inclusion of positive contributions by these groups within the social studies curriculum. This article attempts to highlight Arab-American and Muslim-American contributions within the U.S.…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Resources, Misconceptions
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Yousef, Wael Shaher Mohammed; Bellamy, Al – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2015
Introduction: Cyberbullying has received a considerable amount of attention within the academic and public literature. However, very little if any cyberbullying research has been conducted among Arab American students. This current study explored the impact of cyberbullying among middle and high school Arab American students on their self-esteem…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Al Khateeb, Jamal M.; Al Hadidi, Muna S.; Al Khatib, Amal J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2014
The authors present a brief introduction to Americans of Arab descent and a brief overview of Arab culture. Then, culturally appropriate counseling considerations related to family, attitudes toward disability, religion, communication, acculturation, help-seeking behaviors, and stereotypes are highlighted. In the last section, the authors provide…
Descriptors: Arabs, Disabilities, Cultural Influences, Cultural Relevance
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Tabbah, Rhonda – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to describe patterns of experiences and perceptions of inclusion and accuracy of Arab American culture in the multicultural paradigm in schools through the voices of Arab American youth. Design/methodology/approach: This study was carried out using a survey research design. Qualitative reports of experiences in school were…
Descriptors: Arabs, Immigrants, Adolescents, Terrorism
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Eraqi, Monica M. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2015
Over the past 2 decades, textbook publishers have made large improvements by including multicultural education within their texts. U.S. history textbooks have specifically included diverse perspectives. The increased inclusion of diverse perspectives creates a more historically accurate depiction of how various cultures have contributed to the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Muslims, Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Goforth, Anisa N.; Pham, Andy V.; Chun, Heejung; Castro-Olivo, Sara M.; Yosai, Erin R. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
Although the numbers of Arab American immigrant youth in schools is increasing, there is little understanding of their mental health and the sociocultural factors that might influence it. This study examined the relationship between 2 sociocultural factors (i.e., acculturative stress and religious practices) and internalizing symptoms in first-…
Descriptors: Arabs, Immigrants, Mental Health, Social Influences
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Mango, Oraib – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Compared to the literature available on other ethnic groups in the United States, there is very little information about school experiences of Arab Americans (Nieto, 2003). This study examines the ways that Arab American women reported positioning themselves when faced with difficult situations related to stereotypical images of Arabs and Arab…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Females, Arabs, Discourse Analysis
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Tabbah, Rhonda; Miranda, Antoinette Halsell; Wheaton, Joe E. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the symbolic interaction theory in a sample of Arab American adolescents. Four areas of self-concept were investigated in relation to school environment, including perceived discrimination and social supports. Sixty-one Arab American adolescents (28 males and 33 females) between the ages of 12 and 18 years…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Arabs, Adolescent Attitudes, Educational Environment
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Smith, Brian Daniel; Silk, Kami – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: This pilot study investigates the impact of an online, interactive simulation involving an Arab American Muslim patient on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of 2nd-year medical students regarding culturally competent healthcare, both in general and specific to Arab American Muslim patients. Method: Participants (N = 199), were…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Medical Students, Muslims, Arabs
Goforth, Anisa N. – Communique, 2011
There are an estimated three million Arab Americans in the United States, with 25% of the population under the age of 18. Given this significant population, it is likely that some school psychologists come across children from Arab backgrounds during their career. Many school psychologists, however, may not be aware of the unique cultural…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Psychologists, Arabs, North Americans
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Helmsing, Mark – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2014
When entering the permanent exhibit titled "Living in America" in the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn, Michigan, visitors are greeted with a sign that reads "Ahlan wa Sahlan." It is a greeting that translates in English to: "Your path is easier now that you are with us." The visitor, "you,"…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Arabs, Cultural Influences
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Bucher, Katherine T. – Reading Teacher, 2008
Literature can help children develop their own cultural identity, as it helps them understand and appreciate the culture of others. Research shows that in elementary schools some Arab American students are not exposed to stories that represent their culture. In addition, many teachers are not familiar with literature about Arabs or Arab Americans.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Arabs, North Americans
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Alrob, Marwan M. A. Abu; Asad, Nizar A. A.; Daqar, Mohannad A. M. Abu – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
We examine the computer-based exams system at Arab American University-Palestine in terms of teacher and student attitudes as well as the quality of the test items. A three-pronged approach to data collection was used. First, we elicited answers to questionnaires from 704 faculty and student respondents. Second, we conducted eight individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, College Students
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