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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
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
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Alreshoud, Abdullah; Koeske, Gary F. – Journal of Social Psychology, 1997
Studies the relationship between attitudes toward Americans and social contact with Americans by Arab students at U.S. universities. Uses causal process-analysis and path analysis to show that desire for contact significantly mediated between attitude and contact, and that social contact was not significantly mediated by understanding of the host…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Students, Familiarity, Foreign Countries
Maeroff, Gene I. – New York Times, 1978
Nations of the Middle East are sending both money and students to the United States and institutions of higher education, hard-pressed for revenues, are welcoming the opening of a new avenue of funding. But the contributions bring disputes raising questions about whether strings are attached to gifts and whether their acceptance implies support…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Problems
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Kumar, Kamalesh; Strandholm, Karen – Journal of Education for Business, 2002
Business students in U.S. universities (72 Anglo-American, 87 Latin American, 78 Asian, and 69 Arab) completed the Survey of Ethical Theoretic Aptitudes. Significant differences were found beteen newly arrived foreign students and those with longer tenure in the United States. More exposure to a new environment and sustained education influenced…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitude Change, Business Education, Environmental Influences
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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
Johnson, J. K., Ed. – 1984
Information is provided on the educational systems of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the Yemen Arab Republic in order to assist U.S. colleges and universities as they work with international student agencies and representatives from these countries. For each country, placement recommendations are offered, along with notes to…
Descriptors: College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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
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
McMurthie, Beth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
Discusses how many Middle Eastern students, pressured by their parents and in the face of growing hostility on American campuses, are abandoning their studies to return to their home countries. (EV)
Descriptors: Arabs, College Environment, College Students, Dropouts
Parker, Orin D.; And Others – 1976
This paper discusses characteristics common to all Middle Eastern students with the exception of Israelis, and addresses itself to those working with Middle Eastern students on American college and university campuses. Middle Eastern students will show themselves to be highly adaptable, but they may demonstrate a formality of manner, particularly…
Descriptors: Arabs, Attitudes, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits
Cho, Sunghee – 1988
A research study of 245 students from Korea, the Arab nations, and Nigeria was conducted to determine whether there are significant relationships between any of the three measures of the level of stress (anxiety, depression, and somatic complaints) among international college students. Variables analyzed in the study included English language…
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Students, Correlation, Culture Conflict
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Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 1993
A study used qualitative and quantitative techniques to investigate Arab university students' motivation for studying English as a second language (ESL), attitudes toward studying English and the English language, attitudes toward Americans and the United States, and future expectations for study of English. Subjects were 15 male and 7 female…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
Ellis, Susanne D. – 1985
Results of the 1983-1984 Graduate Student Survey of physics and astronomy graduates are presented, with attention to: educational background, current graduate student status, choice of subfield, and employment prospects. Highlights include the following: the demand for doctoral physicists remains high, especially in industry; salary increases for…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Employment Opportunities
ESL Magazine, 1998
This document consists of the six issues of "ESL Magazine" published during 1998. This journal for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) professionals includes the following articles during this period: "The Internet in the Classroom" (Christine Meloni); "Trippingly on the Tongue: Putting Serious, Speech/Pronunciation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Arabs, Audiovisual Aids
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