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Alsayyari, Haifa I. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A gap exists in the literature regarding the needs, concerns, and overall experiences of Arab American parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Al Khatib, 2017; Goforth, 2011; Haboush, 2007). This study explored the experiences of five Arab American mothers of children with ASD. A qualitative interview approach, utilizing…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Autism, Clinical Diagnosis
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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
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Goforth, Anisa N.; Pham, Andy V.; Chun, Heejung; Castro-Olivo, Sara M.; Yosai, Erin R. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
Although the numbers of Arab American immigrant youth in schools is increasing, there is little understanding of their mental health and the sociocultural factors that might influence it. This study examined the relationship between 2 sociocultural factors (i.e., acculturative stress and religious practices) and internalizing symptoms in first-…
Descriptors: Arabs, Immigrants, Mental Health, Social Influences
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
Zidan, Tarek – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative cross-sectional study examines the overall attitudes of a sample of Arab Americans toward persons with disabilities. A convenience sample of 372 Arab Americans was recruited from various not-for-profit Arab organizations within 30 States. Participants in the study completed an online self-administered (Qualtrics) survey that…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Online Surveys
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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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Martin, Jeffrey J.; McCaughtry, Nate; Shen, Bo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Theoretically grounded research on the determinants of Arab American children's physical activity is virtually nonexistent. Thus, the purpose of our investigation was to evaluate the ability of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and social cognitive theory (SCT) to predict Arab American children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Physical Activity Level, Arabs
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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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Guan, Shu-Sha Angie; Nash, Afaf; Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This study examines how language and culture brokering (translating and interpreting language and culture for others) influences the acculturative experiences and self-perceptions of young adults from immigrant Arab, Asian, and Latino American backgrounds. Semi-structured interviews with 10 participants suggest that mediating information for…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Ethnic Groups, Multilingualism
Barada-Hammami, Nabila – ProQuest LLC, 2012
National standards for learning foreign languages describe five area goals which are intertwined and interconnected in the K-12 learning environment; yet, absent from the literature are investigations on how K-12 teachers are able to implement and incorporate the "practices, products, and perspectives" of culture into world language…
Descriptors: Arabs, Semitic Languages, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Crabtree, Sara Ashencaen – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
The liberal arts education is one that is increasingly being adopted in regions far removed from the USA, such as the United Arab Emirates. The importing of this American educational model is, however, associated with the inexorable influences of dominant cultural forms through the effects of globalisation. However, at the same time international…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Arabs, Liberal Arts, Teaching Methods
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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
Porfilio, Brad J., Ed.; Viola, Michael J., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
Illuminating hip-hop as an important cultural practice and a global social movement, this collaborative project highlights the emancipatory messages and cultural work generated by the organic intellectuals of global hip-hop. Contributors describe the social realities--globalization, migration, poverty, criminalization, and racism--youth are…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Critical Theory, Multicultural Education, Cultural Activities
Hooglund, Eric, Ed. – 1985
This book is the second in a series of works that seeks to examine the Arab-American experience. The original 1984 publication, "Taking Root, Bearing Fruit: The Arab-American Experience" featured surveys of 12 communities in all geographic regions of the United States. Such was the response to that report that its creators decided to continue the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Community Study, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
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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