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Ahmad, Jamal – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine Arab American parents' perceptions of difficulties their children experience in the USA. Both Arab American children born outside the USA who later moved to the country and children born in the USA to Arab parents were examined. Fifty Arab American families were interviewed in two areas in the State of…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Acculturation, Interviews
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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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
Hawkins, Margaret R. – Multilingual Matters, 2011
Social justice language teacher education conceptualizes language teacher education as responding to social and societal inequities that result in unequal access to educational and life opportunities. In this volume authors articulate a global view of Social Justice Language Teacher Education, with authors from 7 countries offering a theorized…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Access to Education
Nasser, Ilham; Berlin, Lawrence N.; Wong, Shelley – Multilingual Matters, 2011
This book is an in-depth examination of education and media under occupation. The contributors to this volume engage dialogue to explore these domains and their roles and functioning under occupation while keeping an eye toward resolution, using the on-going conflict between Palestine and Israel as the focus. The uniqueness of this collection is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Dialogs (Language), Critical Reading
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Al-Qahtani, Abdulkhaleq A. – English Language Teaching, 2016
The main purpose of this study was to explore the perceived social distance among a small Arab community residing in a college town in the Midwest of the USA. The study examines its possible impact on the process of learning/acquiring English as a second language (ESL). It draws on the findings and contentions of the acculturation model as…
Descriptors: Social Distance, Arabs, North Americans, Interviews
Alguthami, Raed A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The current study is on second language acquisition (SLA), and the focus is on the process of visual word recognition in English by Arab learners of English as a second language (ESL). Arab ESL learners have poor performance in their visual word recognition in English, which has been explicated in terms of their poor spelling knowledge of English…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wright, J. W., Jr. – Journal of Language for International Business, 1993
A discussion of Arab-American business communication problems criticizes current Arabic instruction and argues that, if Western commercial interests are to participate in the Arab market, they must understand Arab interest in educating their own citizens to decrease dependency on foreigners and depend less on Arabs' knowledge of English. (MSE)
Descriptors: Arabic, Business Communication, Communication Problems, English (Second Language)
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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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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
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
Fradi, Najat – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The demographics of the American K-12 student body population have changed and include a growing number of students with limited English proficiency (LEP). These students require special instruction, but the prevalence of specialized English as Second Language (ESL) teachers is in short supply. This shortage has lead to general education teachers-…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
Halfond, Jay A. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Many countries are challenged by the need to build both capacity and quality simultaneously in order to meet the accelerating needs of their society. Should what already exists be renovated, or should new institutions be created? Innovate from within or from without? Or perhaps some combination of both? In the U.S., postsecondary…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, United States History, Educational Development, Higher Education
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
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