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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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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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Al-Harthi, Aisha S. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This study investigated cultural variations between two samples of Arab and American distance learners (N = 190). The overarching purpose was to chart the underlying relationships between learner self-regulation and cultural orientation within distance education environments using structural equation modeling. The study found significant…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Distance Education, Arabs, Cultural Differences
Alamri, Mona – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Self-determination is related to the desirable transition outcomes of an individual. It has gained an increasing amount of attention in numerous fields, including education, sociology, psychology, and other fields related to human behavior. However, there are no measures originally written in Arabic that accurately measure an individual's…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Semitic Languages, Translation, Measures (Individuals)
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Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
In this study, I conducted focus group interviews with 21 Arab American college students (9 men, 12 women; 9 Muslims, 12 non-Muslims), who were selected for extreme manifestation of religiosity or acculturation, to explore their beliefs and attitudes toward socioecological (SE) factors that facilitated and hindered their individual physical…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Composition, Muslims, Physical Activities
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Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
Overweight and obesity plague American society and their burden is shared disproportionately by minorities at all age levels. The ramifications of overweight are well documented and include chronic morbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and certain forms of cancer. Immigrants, who comprise 11% of…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Body Composition, Age Differences
Qudah, Dean – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The increased prevalence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by top-tier colleges, institutions, and universities has altered the typical educational experience, and has made professors, educators, policy-makers, and researchers examine how these courses can be adopted and used best. MOOCs provide full open-access to recorded lectures,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Shammas, Diane S. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
Apart from the widescale media attention that Arabs and Muslims have received in the United States and abroad since 9/11, these two target populations have been largely unexamined at both the two-year and four-year college levels. This study represents a pioneering effort in investigating whether the post-9/11 backlash against Arabs and Muslims…
Descriptors: College Students, Campuses, Muslims, Community Colleges
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Ayed, Ahmad; Eqtait, Faeda; Harazneh, Lubna; Fashafsheh, Imad; Nazzal, Sewar; Talahmeh, Bian; Hajar, Deena; Awawdeh, Rrawan – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Background: Breast self-examination is a simple, very low cost, noninvasive with no special material/tool requirements; and it is an effective diagnostic method for breast cancer which only takes five minutes to apply. Aim of the Study: The study aimed to assess the level of BSE knowledge, attitude, and practice among female nursing students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Students, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Henry, Hani M.; Stiles, William B.; Biran, Mia W.; Hinkle, Steve – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2008
This article reports the relations of the well-being of college students whose parents immigrated to America from Arab countries with their perceptions of their parents' (a) acculturation behaviors (i.e., openness to the American culture and preservation of the Arab culture) and (b) control. Results indicate that the perceived acculturation…
Descriptors: College Students, Acculturation, Arabs, Student Adjustment
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Husein, Alhassan Abdur-Rahim – Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, 2017
Arabic speaking countries live in diglossic communities. This is where two or more varieties of a language are used by the same speech community. This paper examines students' attitude towards Arabic language varieties. It focuses mainly on Egyptian students' attitude towards the fu??a on one hand and the Egyptian Arabic (EA) variety on the other.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Semitic Languages, Language Variation
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Altarawneh, Safaa M.; Hajjo, Maram H. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This research paper analyzes the extent to which Arabic-speaking EFL learners are aware of the English plural morphemes and whether they are able to recognize them in context. The study also investigates whether the participants' English proficiency level may play a role in their ability to recognize these morphemes. For the purpose of the study,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Morphemes, Semitic Languages
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Bali, Maha – Teaching in Higher Education, 2014
Ellsworth's article entitled "Why doesn't this feel empowering? Working through the repressive myths of critical pedagogy" raises issues about the complex dynamics of implementing critical pedagogy in real classrooms, and the difficulties and paradoxes of putting the empowerment rhetoric into practice. This article analyses the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Critical Theory, Race
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Tabsh, Sami W.; Abdelfatah, Akmal S.; El Kadi, Hany A. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to survey students and faculty from the College of Engineering at an American university in the United Arab Emirates about their perception on different issues related to academic dishonesty. Opinions were sought on plagiarism, inappropriate collaboration, cheating on exams, copyright violations and complicity in academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Muhtaseb, Ahlam; Algan, Ece; Bennett, Anne – International Research and Review, 2014
Americans know very little about the Middle East in general despite the fact that the region is at the heart of American foreign policy. While no one doubts the importance of teaching the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East in the United States, lack of basic knowledge coupled with the strong antipathy toward Arabs and Muslims make…
Descriptors: Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern History, Instructional Design, College Faculty
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