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Muhtaseb, Ahlam – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2007
In this chapter, critical race and expectancy violation theories are used to deconstruct students' resistance to a female faculty member of color, a Muslim Arab American who wears the traditional Islamic cover. The author provides a narrative of her teaching experience and some techniques she has used to face such resistance.
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Arabs
Hillyard, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The author recently served on a five-member international review panel for Saudi Arabia's National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment. The panel's mission was to evaluate the Arab Open University against the commission's accreditation criteria to determine if the university should be eligible for King Abdullah's national…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Universities, Arabs, Information Technology
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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
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Abu El-Haj, Thea R. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2002
Recommends that educational anthropologists publicly attack the ideological purposes to which the concept of culture has been deployed following the September 11 attacks, noting the importance of supporting schools, communities, and the media in addressing the power and politics of race and religion in contemporary social and political contexts.…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Arabs, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
Neff, Bonita Dostal – 1995
Teaching public relations from an American perspective should be reconsidered: current textbooks barely mention multicultural and international concerns except in most cases as a secondary issue. The current paradigm emphasizes the media with the first amendment serving as the cornerstone of the emphasis. The American approach to international and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Exchange, Global Approach, Higher Education
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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
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
Kruckeberg, Dean – 1995
Sophisticated public relations is being practiced in the Middle East. However, the models used in that region are not identical to American models, nor are they identical to those in other Western countries usually considered part of the "First World." In particular, Moslem culture heavily influences Middle East practice. Can the ethics…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Ethics, Foreign Countries
Neff, Bonita Dostal – 1992
In 1990 Daniel Bellack advised in an article that business people should "give up the search for the fabled 'global customer.' There's no such thing. Instead, be sure you understand each local market--it's custom, culture, and, of course, language." Understanding each local market is a big challenge for the communication professional in…
Descriptors: Business, Cultural Differences, Females, 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