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Al-Harthi, Aisha S. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2010
This study investigated the differences between Arab and American distance learners' preference in the 2 components of transactional distance (structure and interaction) and their relation to learners' self-efficacy and help seeking. The study sample consisted of 95 cases from each group (N = 190). Study results indicated significant differences…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Distance Education, Self Efficacy, Arabs
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Diao, Wenhao; Trentman, Emma – L2 Journal, 2016
This paper examines ideologies of American study abroad in politically and culturally "non-Western" countries. Drawing from the theory of orientalism (Said, 1978), we analyze how American public discourse on study abroad for learners of Mandarin and Arabic manifests an orientalist thinking, and how such macro discourse both produces…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Mandarin Chinese, Semitic Languages, Foreign Countries
Wheeler, David L.; Wilhelm, Ian – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
As protesters across the Arab world demand an end to autocratic regimes that have drained universities of resources and suffocated critical thinking, scholars see some hope of an Arab renaissance and a new opening for American involvement. From the ancient Library of Alexandria to a new Islamic-arts museum in Qatar that holds 700-year-old…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Research and Development, International Education, Universities
Lindsey, Ursula – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Since at least the early 1990s, Arab governments have made women's participation in higher education a priority. Across the region, young women fill the crowded lecture halls and bustling courtyards of universities. On many campuses, they outnumber men. But women's increased participation in higher education does not necessarily translate into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Females, Higher Education
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Ross, Alanna; Furno, Christine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This paper describes an exploratory study investigating the impact of problem-based learning and clicker technology as active learning strategies at the American University of Sharjah Library, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Studies compared traditional and active learning classes. The present article maps the successes and challenges of these unique…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning
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Hamza, Aswan – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2010
This qualitative study examines the role of international experience in the transformative learning of female educators as it relates to professional development in a higher education context. It also investigates how the learning productions of these experiences were transferred to the participants' home country. Nine American female faculty and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cognitive Style, Student Behavior, Women Faculty
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
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Neider, Xyanthe N. – Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2011
The aftermath of September 11, 2001 complicated how students of Middle Eastern heritages are perceived, treated, and constructed in U.S. institutions of higher education. However, research and scholarship has ignored how students of Middle Eastern heritages experience higher education in the current socio-political United States context. Borrowing…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Arabs, College Students, Higher Education
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Vidergor, Hava E. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Persson's (2012a) target article calls for a cultural sensitive research paradigm in the science of giftedness. It charts the potential threats to research validity affected by cultural bias having implications on study and practice in gifted education. The eight recommendations heading under: (1) mindset and habits; (2) research skills; and (3)…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Background