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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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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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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
Bousquet, Sarah – Online Submission, 2012
Based upon field study and a review of the literature, this paper sought to describe the educational experiences that are common in the Middle East and North Africa. The paper explained the curriculum and pedagogy that are most commonly found in Arab schools. It also addresses the misconceptions that many Americans have regarding Arab education.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Misconceptions
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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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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Freij, Janice Ann – Journal of Museum Education, 2011
In the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Arab and Muslim Americans, already suffering from negative stereotyping, find themselves subject to greater hostility. The Arab American National Museum (AANM) has discovered that professional development and cultural competency training opportunities for law enforcement personnel,…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Arabs, Museums, Law Enforcement
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Bucher, Katherine T. – Middle School Journal (J1), 2010
Middle school is a time of many changes for young adolescents. They are "searching for individual identity, struggling with society's norms, and grappling with moral issues." They are changing and maturing physically, cognitively, socially, and psychologically as they develop their identities; establish, maintain, and end friendships and social…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Arabs, North Americans, Adolescents
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Willard-Traub, Margaret K. – Composition Forum, 2017
The University of Michigan-Dearborn Writing Program and Writing Center serve an increasingly large number of recent immigrants, international students, and students who as children immigrated to the United States. The Writing Program and Writing Center have for a decade developed curriculum and support services geared specifically toward meeting…
Descriptors: Inquiry Based Learning, Freshman Composition, Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education
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El-Haj, Thea Renda Abu – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2009
This article explores an Arab American community arts organization as a site for promoting youth civic participation and social activism. Studying a citizenship education project outside the school walls, and focusing on the arts as a medium for this work, foregrounds the role of the symbolic for engaging youth as active participants in democratic…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Activism, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Ballinger, Debra A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2011
The Arab American/Muslim population is the fastest growing ethnic and religious minority group in the United States. However, due to traditional American religious and cultural influences, the practices employed by physical education teachers often conflict with the family and individual values of the Arab American and Muslim culture. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Muslims, Arabs, North Americans
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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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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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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Lucking, Robert – Multicultural Perspectives, 2015
American K-12 school curricula are often bereft of acknowledgements of the historical contributions of Arab societies to our present-day intellectual heritage, an oversight most apparent in the sciences. Teachers in a thriving democracy are obliged to introduce contemporary scholarship that reflects the contributions of Arab scientists between the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Scientists, Science History, Scholarship
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Wertsman, Vladimir F. – MultiCultural Review, 2001
Examines eight reference sources on Arab Americans to investigate how complete the information is on various facets of Arab American presence, history, community life, heritage preservation, organizations, and the press, concluding that the reference sources complement each other, but taken together, they do not cover the entire multidimensional…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans
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