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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
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
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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Little, Douglas – Journal of American History, 1988
Examines John F. Kennedy's negotiations with Egypt's Gamel Abdel Nasser as he attempted to improve U.S.-Arab relations and prevent the spread of Soviet influence in the Middle East region. States that Kennedy's failure to meet his Middle Eastern objectives resulted from his inability to reconcile the many factions dividing the Arab world. (GEA)
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Higher Education
Schaub, Mark – 1995
This paper outlines the possible impact of Bakhtinian theory concept in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction. Bakhtin views on the culturally and politically embedded nature of language and addressivity and answerability are ideal for discussion of cross-cultural communication. His cultural and political context are inseparable from an…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Dialog Journals, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Molek, Frank J., Ed. – 1975
A group of 25 members of the higher education community of North America visited the Middle East for the purpose of improving admissions criteria and academic placement of Arab students. Group findings and the consensus of recommendations are reported. Countries studied were: Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Examined were each country's…
Descriptors: Administration, Admission (School), Bibliographies, Comparative Education
American Univ., Cairo (Egypt). – 1990
The 20 items included in this document were prepared by teachers from the United States who traveled to Egypt in 1990 to participate in a seminar. The items are as follows: "Egypt and the Demographic Transition" (J. Bannister); "The Educational System: The Situation and the Challenge" (R. Bush); "Teaching Naguib…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Arabs, Cultural Education, Foreign Countries
Wilcox, Lee – 1988
The educational system of Egypt is described, and guidelines are given for the placement of Egyptian students in U.S. colleges and universities. The following chapters are provided: (1) Introduction (history of education, administration, and finance); (2) Basic and Secondary Education (including standard and Al-Azhar schools, technical education…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, Comparative Education, Degrees (Academic)