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Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 2001
Arab Americans are a very diverse group. Misinformation about Arab culture plays a significant role in American perceptions and understandings of Arab American students. Whenever major events occur in the Middle East, Arab Americans become the focus of investigation. However, the Arab American community has remained relatively silent. The media…
Descriptors: Arabs, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
Kovach, Bernadette S.; Hillman, Stephen B. – 2002
The association between ethnic group identification, attributional style, and the use of self-protective attributions with respect to self-esteem, academic achievement and motivation among ethnically diverse adolescents was examined. Participants in the study included 422 African American, 90 Arab American, and 194 European American high school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Adolescents, Arabs
Noor Al-Deen, Hana S. – 1991
A study examined the sentiment and impact of different types, channels, and forms of aggression against the Arab-American community during the Gulf Crisis. Data were selected from entries in the 1990 Anti-Arab Discrimination and Hate Crimes Log of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination (ADC) National Office. Results show that there were 129 acts of…
Descriptors: Aggression, Arabs, Communication Problems, Communication Research
Helms, Anne – 1978
Cultural differences between Arabs and Americans may cause misunderstandings when Arab students come to study in American universities. As part of the author's plan to write a guidebook for Arab students who are new to American university life, this paper presents preliminary analysis of differences in the two cultures. The author hopes her…
Descriptors: Arabs, Behavior, College Students, Communication Problems
Sarouphim, Ketty M.; Maker, C. June – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine ethnic and gender differences in using DISCOVER, a performance-based assessment, for identifying gifted students from diverse ethnicities. DISCOVER is an acronym which stands for Discovering Intellectual Strength and Capabilities while Observing Varied Ethnic Responses. The sample consisted of 941 boys and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Differences, Gender Differences, Performance Based Assessment
Santos, Sheryl L.; Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 1993
Cultural and linguistic information useful to teachers of native Arabic-speakers in English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual education is offered. This includes background information on geographic, political, religious, and ethnic divisions, stereotypes commonly held by Arabs about Americans and American society, common stereotypes about…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Arabic, Arabs, Bilingual Education
Hay, William Anthony – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2003
On May 3-4, 2003, the Foreign Policy Research Institute held its tenth History Institute for Teachers. Forty-two teachers from fourteen states participated in a weekend of lectures and seminars, featuring seven outstanding scholars. Although Muslims define themselves and the Christian West in terms of religion, Western countries view relations…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Arabs, Conflict
Kissen, Rita M. – 1990
During the past 40 years, several generations of American children have grown up with the Nation of Israel as a historical reality. Whether Jewish or Gentile, juvenile readers have absorbed a version of the story that recapitulates in modern dress the biblical story of the children of Hagar and Sarah, reinforced by American attitudes toward people…
Descriptors: Arabs, Childrens Literature, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images
Whitehead, Sandra – 1987
A study examined the influence of national political and economic interests, culture, and history on the portrayal of Arabs in two weekly news magazines. Sample articles from the American weekly "Time" magazine and the British weekly "The Economist" were examined for coverage of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the June…
Descriptors: Arabs, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies
Kuehner, Trudy J. – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2005
Understanding the current conflicts and political changes in the Middle East us important for American educators if American students are to understand the dynamics of the region. To discuss these issues, FPRI held its 12th History Institute for Teachers on October 16-17, 2004. Forty teachers from 15 states attended the weekend program at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Peace
Campbell, Clifton P. – 1983
Differences in the attitudes, social organization, thought patterns, interpersonal distance, time sense, nonverbal communication, and human factors of different cultures can pose communication problems. Since Saudi Arabians generally do not score well on tests of English as a second language, reading at only about the fourth grade level, technical…
Descriptors: Arabs, Communication Problems, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
King, Edith W. – 1975
This paper examines some theoretical models and approaches in ethnic education and the implications for schools in populous and diverse urban centers. It then focuses on four ethnic heritage groups that frequently populate urban areas--Afro-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Arab-Americans, and Irish-Americans. These four ethnic groups are used as case…
Descriptors: Arabs, Black Studies, Blacks, Case Studies
Farquharson, Molly – 1988
A discussion of classroom techniques and activities useful in teaching English to monolingual Arab students begins with a review of cultural factors significant in the second language learning patterns of this population. These factors include historical and traditional influences, North American perceptions of Arabs, the teaching of English in…
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
Lee, David R. – 1976
A method for incorporating an examination of sex roles and position of women into an undergraduate course on geography of Africa is discussed. It is a regional geography course with a cultural emphasis. Five percent of the total instruction is devoted to the examination of women. This is justified because geographical concepts such as spatial…
Descriptors: African Culture, American Culture, Arabs, Comparative Analysis
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1977
Reported are summaries of meetings held to: (1) identify and discuss environmental education in the region; (2) review the guidelines and recommendations of the Belgrade Workshop of 1975 in the light of each region's environmental education needs; (3) discuss ways to develop the exchange of ideas and information so as to establish or strengthen a…
Descriptors: Conferences, Curriculum, Environment, Environmental Education
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