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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
Uthman, Fuad A. – Journal of Architectural Education, 1978
The role of the architect in the Arab world is discussed from the viewpoint of an Arab professional with some American training. The architect's potential for policy-making and generally influencing society is emphasized. (LBH)
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Context, Developing Nations
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
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
Frey, James S. – 1988
The Iraq educational system is described along with guidance for academic placement of students in United States educational institutions. Six chapters include: (1) introduction (i.e. background data, historical development, responsibility for education, and language of instruction); (2) institutions supervised by the Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Arabs, Comparative Education, Educational Assessment
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)
Parker, Garland G. – 1978
Written as a guide to be used in the admission and placement of Syrian students in U.S. institutions of higher education, this study discusses the educational system of Syria. Facts about the country, the history of modern Syria, and the history of its education are summarized. The educational system of Syria is described and information is…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, Comparative Education, Educational History