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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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Vora, Neha – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2015
Through ethnographic examples of students' engagement with American universities in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, I argue that branch campuses have a particularly important relationship with emerging forms of racial consciousness, identity, and politicization among students, both citizen and foreign resident. This entry point is one that…
Descriptors: Ethnography, International Schools, Universities, Knowledge Economy
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Al Murshidi, Ghadah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
The study investigated the academic literacy socialization of students at U.S. universities from the Gulf Region--Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE). International students were contacted and asked if they would participate in the project. Fifty three students responded to the survey and interview, 77% of the respondents were male…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Interviews, Student Surveys
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Adams, Mary – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Offers suggestions for teaching South American, Arab, and Oriental students, focusing on typical problems these students face such as differences in culture, educational system, North American language, idiom, tests and grading, and classroom discussion. (SK)
Descriptors: College Science, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, Higher Education
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
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Alreshoud, Abdullah; Koeske, Gary F. – Journal of Social Psychology, 1997
Studies the relationship between attitudes toward Americans and social contact with Americans by Arab students at U.S. universities. Uses causal process-analysis and path analysis to show that desire for contact significantly mediated between attitude and contact, and that social contact was not significantly mediated by understanding of the host…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Students, Familiarity, Foreign Countries
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Al-Issa, Ahmad; Sulieman, Hana – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine students' perception of end-of-semester Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET), and to explore the extent to which SET are biased by non-instructional factors. Design/methodology/approach: A survey questionnaire about the end-of-semester SET was designed and administered to 819 students selected from…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
Maeroff, Gene I. – New York Times, 1978
Nations of the Middle East are sending both money and students to the United States and institutions of higher education, hard-pressed for revenues, are welcoming the opening of a new avenue of funding. But the contributions bring disputes raising questions about whether strings are attached to gifts and whether their acceptance implies support…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Problems
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Kumar, Kamalesh; Strandholm, Karen – Journal of Education for Business, 2002
Business students in U.S. universities (72 Anglo-American, 87 Latin American, 78 Asian, and 69 Arab) completed the Survey of Ethical Theoretic Aptitudes. Significant differences were found beteen newly arrived foreign students and those with longer tenure in the United States. More exposure to a new environment and sustained education influenced…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitude Change, Business Education, Environmental Influences
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Modir, Sheila; Kia-Keating, Maryam – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Middle Eastern American (MEA) college students in the United States navigate normative developmental changes related to peer relationships, academic achievement, and college adjustment, often while facing discrimination, stereotyping, and racial profiling. We interviewed 25 MEA first-year and second-year college students about their perceived…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Students, Racial Discrimination, Stereotypes
Young, Barbara; Clark, Laura – Online Submission, 2017
The qualitative study investigated the cultural adjustment experiences of Saudi Women International Graduate Students studying for the first time in a mixed-gender environment in the United States. Questions for the study invited the Saudi women to share prior expectations about coming to study in the United States compared to the reality of their…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Arabs, Females, Graduate Students
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Meleis, Afaf I. – Journal of Higher Education, 1982
Major cultural characteristics of Arab students (high level of affiliation, pattern of contextuality, significance placed on verbal messages, and educational and experiential background) and the dilemmas they face are described and compared with what American universities expect and offer. Suggestions for counseling and other services are offered.…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling Services, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
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Ibrahim, Saad E. M. – Sociology and Social Research, 1970
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Students
Johnson, J. K., Ed. – 1984
Information is provided on the educational systems of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the Yemen Arab Republic in order to assist U.S. colleges and universities as they work with international student agencies and representatives from these countries. For each country, placement recommendations are offered, along with notes to…
Descriptors: College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Moore, James W. – 1987
A handbook is presented to assist Western Oregon State College faculty in identifying and understanding the problems and needs of international students and to help them welcome international students as positive influences in classes, on the campus, and in the community. Included is information on culture shock, transition problems of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, African Culture, Arabs, Chinese
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