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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
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
Washburn, David E. – 1981
In an effort to determine the state-of-the-art of ethnic studies in U.S. higher education, 3,038 postsecondary institutions in the United States and outlying areas were surveyed during the 1977-78 academic year. The study sought information about which schools have programs; which ethnic groups were studied; the number and nature of the courses…
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, Arabs, Black Studies, Cross Cultural Studies
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
Stanwyck, Douglas J.; Abdelal, Phyllis – 1984
A study of students' and teachers' attitudes toward cheating in the classroom of English as a second language (ESL) compared responses of five groups to a questionnaire concerning the use of crib notes, copying from another student's test, and allowing or refusing to allow another student to copy in hypothetical test situations. The comparison…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cheating, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Ayalon, Hanna; Grodsky, Eric; Gamoran, Adam; Yogev, Abraham – Sociology of Education, 2008
This article explores how the structure of higher education in the United States and Israel mediates the relationship among race/ethnicity, social origins, and postsecondary outcomes. On the basis of differences in how the two systems of higher education have developed, the authors anticipated that inequality in college attendance will be greater…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis