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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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El-Haj, Thea Renda Abu – Educational Policy, 2006
Educators concerned with creating equitable school environments for Arab American students must focus on how contemporary global and national politics shape the lives of these youth and their families. Arab immigrants and Arab American citizens alike experience specific forms of racial oppression that hold implications for school curricula,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Arabs, North Americans, Politics of Education
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Seikaly, Zeina Azzam – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on the stereotypes associated with Arab Americans. States that these stereotypes must be abandoned to stop prejudice against their community. Provides background information on Arab Americans. Discusses the role that educators and counselors have in helping Arab American students deal with prejudice against them. Includes resources on…
Descriptors: Arabs, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
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Muhtaseb, Ahlam – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2007
In this chapter, critical race and expectancy violation theories are used to deconstruct students' resistance to a female faculty member of color, a Muslim Arab American who wears the traditional Islamic cover. The author provides a narrative of her teaching experience and some techniques she has used to face such resistance.
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Arabs
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Bright, Larry K.; Mahdi, Ghada S. – Adult Learning, 2010
Mahdi is an Iraqi doctoral candidate in adult and higher education and Bright is her doctoral advisor. The two have been involved in intensive dialogue about how they see their cultures, how they perceive the conflict in the Middle East, and how andragogical theory offers hope for changing learning and teaching approaches that can influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Andragogy, Adult Education, Role of Education
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Wright, J. W., Jr. – Journal of Language for International Business, 1993
A discussion of Arab-American business communication problems criticizes current Arabic instruction and argues that, if Western commercial interests are to participate in the Arab market, they must understand Arab interest in educating their own citizens to decrease dependency on foreigners and depend less on Arabs' knowledge of English. (MSE)
Descriptors: Arabic, Business Communication, Communication Problems, English (Second Language)
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Wingfield, Marvin; Karaman, Bushra – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1995
Maintains that negative stereotypes of Arabs permeate U.S. popular culture. Discusses Arab stereotypes among educators and the effects of stereotyping on Arab American students. Describes efforts used in the Dearborn, MI, schools to eliminate stereotypes and integrate into the curriculum the study of Arab culture. (CFR)
Descriptors: Arabs, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students
Abourezk, James G.; Revell, Oliver B. – Perspectives: The Civil Rights Quarterly, 1983
Abourezk holds that Arab Americans are victims of much racial hatred and stereotyping and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been the primary governmental agency abusing the civil rights of this group. Revell, an official of the FBI, counters Abourezk's contentions. (GC)
Descriptors: Arabs, Civil Rights, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Stereotypes
Granello, Darcy Haag – 1995
Arab Americans share a culture which places religious beliefs firmly at the core of all aspects of life. A brief description of what an Arab is and the historical background of the Arab world are provided. This background is placed in context of Arabs' immigration to the United States and the views of the West by Arabs and of Arabs by Westerners.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Context Effect, Counseling, Counseling Techniques
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Wright, J. W., Jr. – Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1997
It is paradoxical that discriminatory measures like California's Proposition 187 push immigrants and their children into entrepreneurial self-employment, at which many increase their incomes. The situation of Arab Americans illustrates the case of an ethnic group that is wealthy in the face of persistent prejudice. (SLD)
Descriptors: Arabs, Discriminatory Legislation, Economic Factors, Employment Patterns
Suleiman, Mahmoud – 2000
External influences in the universal culture have significantly affected the image of Arab Americans and their children. Although Arab Americans are less visible than other minorities, the anti-Arab perception in the media makes them more visible in a negative way. Based on an ethnographic study investigating the experiences of Arabic-speaking…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Context, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
Hillyard, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The author recently served on a five-member international review panel for Saudi Arabia's National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment. The panel's mission was to evaluate the Arab Open University against the commission's accreditation criteria to determine if the university should be eligible for King Abdullah's national…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Universities, Arabs, Information Technology
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Nye, Naomi Shihab – New Advocate, 1999
Shares the author's perspective as an Arab-American who often encounters negative portrayals of her ethnic and cultural identity in the media. Argues that writing for children and telling stories is one important way to begin to counter injustice and inequity. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Arabs, Authors, Childrens Literature
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Adams, Mary – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Offers suggestions for teaching South American, Arab, and Oriental students, focusing on typical problems these students face such as differences in culture, educational system, North American language, idiom, tests and grading, and classroom discussion. (SK)
Descriptors: College Science, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, Higher Education
Mills, Andrew – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The job market on North American campuses may be heading for the deep freeze, but hundreds of positions are opening up in the Persian Gulf as American universities scramble to set down roots in those petrodollar-rich states. The combination of money and opportunity on offer may seem hard to resist. But academics who trade the rich intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, International Schools, Foreign Workers
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