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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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Khuri, M. Lydia – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2004
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an especially entrenched ethno-national stalemate. The upsurges of violence in the Middle East provide flashpoints for tension among Arabs, Jews and other students on college campuses. The author presents methods for facilitating dialogue between these groups in the form of a psychologically informed,…
Descriptors: Arabs, Higher Education, Jews, Culture Conflict
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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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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
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Miville, Marie; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of the Freshman Year Experience, 1994
A survey of 197 entering university students during summer orientation found students had significantly more negative attitudes toward Arabs in 2 situations (boarding an airplane, getting financial help), and more positive attitudes in buying a used car from a salesperson. Findings suggest attitudes toward Arabs have become more tolerant since a…
Descriptors: Arabs, Attitude Change, College Freshmen, College Students
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
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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
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