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Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 2001
Arab Americans are a very diverse group. Misinformation about Arab culture plays a significant role in American perceptions and understandings of Arab American students. Whenever major events occur in the Middle East, Arab Americans become the focus of investigation. However, the Arab American community has remained relatively silent. The media…
Descriptors: Arabs, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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
Farquharson, Molly – 1988
A discussion of classroom techniques and activities useful in teaching English to monolingual Arab students begins with a review of cultural factors significant in the second language learning patterns of this population. These factors include historical and traditional influences, North American perceptions of Arabs, the teaching of English in…
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
Lee, David R. – 1976
A method for incorporating an examination of sex roles and position of women into an undergraduate course on geography of Africa is discussed. It is a regional geography course with a cultural emphasis. Five percent of the total instruction is devoted to the examination of women. This is justified because geographical concepts such as spatial…
Descriptors: African Culture, American Culture, Arabs, Comparative Analysis
Schuster, Tracy J. – 2001
This paper describes an action plan for integrating multicultural theory into a teacher education social foundations course and presents results from an evaluation of this effort. The action plan for the course was to integrate the theory and practice of multicultural education across five master questions posed by T. Berg (1999) and in the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Course Content, Diversity (Student), Education Majors
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
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
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. – 2002
This paper presents a discussion by a group of specialists on education in the Muslim world, looking at the United Nations Development Program's Arab Human Development Report of 2002, "Creating Opportunities for Future Generations," and noting three major deficits that need to be addressed: the freedom deficit (political freedom), the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Arabs, Developing Nations, Educational Finance
Liebman-Kleine, JoAnne – 1987
Students in two college freshman composition classes (one American and one English as a second language) at a southern university researched the theory of contrastive rhetoric by exchanging pen pal letters and by progressing through a sequence of five formal assignments with revisions. These assignments led the students to consider their own…
Descriptors: College English, Contrastive Linguistics, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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
Aidman, Amy; Ginossar, Tamar – 1998
This study analyzes Israeli students' memories of television in the context of family life, and considers culture and systems as well. The study was geared toward broadening the understanding of individuals' perceptions of the role of television in the family, as well as gaining insight into the collective story or stories of life with television…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, College Students, Family Life, Foreign Countries
Fadiman, Jeffrey A. – 1987
A dimension of intercultural business communication often hidden from Americans is the communal aspect. It is most pronounced in Third World nations in which aspects of both commerce and communication are based on earlier communal traditions, reflecting values of which Americans may be unaware. Individuals strive to advance not only their private…
Descriptors: Arabs, Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Comparative Analysis