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Tabbah, Rhonda; Miranda, Antoinette Halsell; Wheaton, Joe E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate three domains (Scholastic Competence, Social Acceptance, and Global Self-Worth) of self-concept in Arab American adolescents in relation to their school experiences, including discrimination, self-perceived teacher social support, and self-perceived classmate social support. Half of the sample either…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Concept, Arabs, North Americans
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Shammas, Diane – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2017
Using a mixed methods approach, the researcher gathered a set of narrative responses from focus groups that supported the claim of underreporting campus discrimination on a survey. Multiple studies have shown that underrepresented minority students are likely to bond with same-ethnic peers in a racially tense campus climate. This mixed method is a…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Muslims, Community Colleges
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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
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Seikaly, Zeina Azzam – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on the stereotypes associated with Arab Americans. States that these stereotypes must be abandoned to stop prejudice against their community. Provides background information on Arab Americans. Discusses the role that educators and counselors have in helping Arab American students deal with prejudice against them. Includes resources on…
Descriptors: Arabs, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
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Kumar, Revathy; Karabenick, Stuart A.; Burgoon, Jacob N. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
The theory of planned behavior and the dual process attitude-to-behavior MODE model framed an examination of how White teachers' (N = 241) implicit and explicit attitudes toward White versus non-White students were related to their classroom instructional practices in 2 school districts with a high percentage of Arab American and Chaldean American…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Whites, Arabs
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Patel, Sita G.; Tabb, Kevin M.; Strambler, Michael J.; Eltareb, Fazia – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
Cognitive appraisal has been shown to mediate the relationship between stressors and internalizing symptoms, but not among newcomer immigrant youth facing ambiguous discrimination. Using a mixed-methods design with a sample of newcomer adolescents from African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean, European, and Latin American countries, this study measured the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Immigrants, Mixed Methods Research, 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
Hall, Loretta – 2000
Through speeches, newspaper accounts, poems, memoirs, interviews, and other materials by and about Arab Americans, this collection explores issues central to what it means to be of Arab descent in the United States today. Each of the entries is accompanied by an introduction, biographical and historical information, a glossary for the selection,…
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Groups, Interviews, Minority Groups
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Wingfield, Marvin; Karaman, Bushra – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1995
Maintains that negative stereotypes of Arabs permeate U.S. popular culture. Discusses Arab stereotypes among educators and the effects of stereotyping on Arab American students. Describes efforts used in the Dearborn, MI, schools to eliminate stereotypes and integrate into the curriculum the study of Arab culture. (CFR)
Descriptors: Arabs, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students
Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 1996
This article presents relevant information about Arab American children as a guide for multicultural teachers. Given the alarming impact of cultural conditioning in American society, the previously invisible Arab Americans and their children have become visible in a negative way. Current cultural conditioning does not allow Arabs to see themselves…
Descriptors: Arabs, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
Abraham, Sameer Y., Ed.; Abraham, Nabeel, Ed. – 1983
This book is a collection of articles and research materials on Arab-Americans. Part one of the book provides an historical overview of Arab-Americans, their reasons for emigration from Greater Syria, and profiles of the two major religious groups, Muslims and Christians, in the United States Arab population. Authors of this section include Alixa…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Arabs, Bibliographies, Christianity
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
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2008
Although the national ideology emphasizes that the American Dream is available to immigrants, recent events have made public opinion hostile to two groups, Mexicans and Arabs. Popular culture has played a historic role in presenting sympathetic portrayals of immigrants and their assimilation to American culture. Current depictions of Mexican…
Descriptors: Muslims, Popular Culture, Mexican Americans, Arabs
Suleiman, Mahmoud – 2000
External influences in the universal culture have significantly affected the image of Arab Americans and their children. Although Arab Americans are less visible than other minorities, the anti-Arab perception in the media makes them more visible in a negative way. Based on an ethnographic study investigating the experiences of Arabic-speaking…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Context, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
Zogby, James, Ed. – ADC Issues, 1984
This document reports on an examination of lifestyles, cultures, and heritage of Arab communities within the United States. After a historical overview of the arrival and settling of Arab-Americans in wave after wave of immigration, the work provides close-up views of different communities across the country. Each of those views introduces a few…
Descriptors: Arabs, Community Study, Ethnic Groups, Immigrants
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