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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
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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
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Neal, Mark; Finlay, Jim L. – Journal of Management Education, 2008
To what extent is American business education "hegemonic" in the Arab world? To answer this, the authors examine whether Lebanese people exposed to American-style business education share the values implicit in their textbooks and teaching resources. Finding evidence for such values among Lebanese business students and working people…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Arabs, Problem Based Learning, Learning Experience
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
American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC. – 1993
This document lists resources and suppliers for teachers who want to obtain balanced and accurate resources for teaching about Arab culture. The Arab-American community provides a wealth of personal experience and expertise. There is no more effective teaching aid than first hand accounts of major historical events, sharing a taste of Arabic home…
Descriptors: Arabs, Area Studies, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness
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Wright, J. W., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1996
Measured value-order responses of 31 Arab (Jordanian) and 27 American business students and studied how culturally-ingrained values were reflected in students' perceptions of people they met. Economic, political, social, and theoretical values were nearly the same for both groups; slight differences were found for aesthetics and religion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Arabs, Business Education, College Students
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Lundgren, LaRae D. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 1998
Highlights the Islamic influence in Arab business strategies; magnifies the dynamics in the two-way communication process between an Arab speaker and English speaker; demonstrates fundamental differences between English and Arabic; and presents effective strategies for the technical communicator to use when pursuing business with an Arab country,…
Descriptors: Arabic, Business Communication, Cultural Differences, English
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
Lee, Courtland C., Ed.; Richardson, Bernard L., Ed. – 1991
This book was written to provide counseling and human development professionals with specific guidelines for becoming more culturally responsive. It looks at the evolution of multicultural counseling, addresses ideas and concepts for culturally responsive counseling interventions, and examines the implications of cultural diversity for future…
Descriptors: American Indians, Arabs, Asian Americans, Blacks
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
Moore, James W. – 1987
A handbook is presented to assist Western Oregon State College faculty in identifying and understanding the problems and needs of international students and to help them welcome international students as positive influences in classes, on the campus, and in the community. Included is information on culture shock, transition problems of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, African Culture, Arabs, Chinese
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
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