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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-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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Grekin, Emily R.; Ayna, Dinah – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: To review the literature on college student waterpipe use with a focus on undergraduates in the United States. Participants: Undergraduate students. Methods: Studies were accessed using the databases PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Academic Search Premier. Searches included combinations of the following keywords: "waterpipe," "hookah,"…
Descriptors: Smoking, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Databases
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Shafiro, Valeriy; Levy, Erika S.; Khamis-Dakwar, Reem; Kharkhurin, Anatoliy – Language and Speech, 2013
This study investigated the perception of American-English (AE) vowels and consonants by young adults who were either (a) early Arabic-English bilinguals whose native language was Arabic or (b) native speakers of the English dialects spoken in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where both groups were studying. In a closed-set format, participants…
Descriptors: Vowels, Phonemes, Dialects, Young Adults
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
Safadi, Michaela; Valentine, Carol Ann – 1985
To achieve effective intercultural communication, participants must understand how behavioral differences may lead to miscommunication. Such behavioral differences can be illustrated by Arab and American nonverbal behavior. Individualism is the ideal for the American middle class, whereas Arabs are motivated by public opinion. Yet in the Arab…
Descriptors: Body Language, Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, Cultural Awareness
Magen, Ziporah – Humanist, 1982
Describes a study which examined differences in the experience of joy between Israeli Jewish, Israeli Arab, and American adolescents. The interpersonal experience was the most common source of joy in all three cultures. The data also showed greater differences between males and females than between cultures. (AM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Emotional Experience
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EL-Sakran, Tharwat M.; Awad, Asmaa – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
This study reports on engineering graduates' labour market requisite communication competences and skills in the work environment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its main purpose was to investigate whether internationally required engineering graduates' communication competences were the same in third world countries or different. It used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, Labor Market
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Cohen, Yinon – International Migration Review, 1989
Compares Israeli-born Americans, including Arabs, to both United States and Israeli populations with respect to demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. While Israeli immigrants in the United States experienced greater economic success and lower unemployment than the Israeli labor force, research reveals occupational and economic…
Descriptors: Arabs, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies
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
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Lev-Wiesel, Rachel; Zeevi, Neomi – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2007
This study examined the relationship between mothers and children with Down syndrome as reflected in the mothers' drawings of themselves and their disabled children. A sample of 20 mothers, 10 Bedouin-Arabs and 10 Jews, participated in the study. Of these, 10 mothers of children with Down syndrome served as the study group, and a matched group of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Jews, Down Syndrome, Children
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
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Most, Tova – American Annals of the Deaf, 2006
The study examined school functioning of Israeli Arab children with hearing impairment (HI) who were included in regular education classrooms, in comparison to their classmates with normal hearing (NH). Ninety-three children (60 NH and 33 HI), grades 1-6, participated. Teachers evaluated the children using the Arabic version of the Screening…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Hearing (Physiology), Arabs, Achievement
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
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Shurden, Michael; Shurden, Susan; Cagwin, Douglass – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2008
Business schools must prepare students to face the world and yet maintain strong ethical convictions. The question of ethics in the business environment is not exclusive to the United States. Ethical business behavior is a multinational issue, and all business schools world-wide must deal with this issue. However, cultural differences often define…
Descriptors: Ethics, Work Environment, Business, Best Practices
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