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Eraqi, Monica M. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2015
Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans live within the United States surrounded by misconceptions about their culture and religion, in part because of the limited inclusion of positive contributions by these groups within the social studies curriculum. This article attempts to highlight Arab-American and Muslim-American contributions within the U.S.…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Resources, Misconceptions
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Tabbah, Rhonda – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to describe patterns of experiences and perceptions of inclusion and accuracy of Arab American culture in the multicultural paradigm in schools through the voices of Arab American youth. Design/methodology/approach: This study was carried out using a survey research design. Qualitative reports of experiences in school were…
Descriptors: Arabs, Immigrants, Adolescents, Terrorism
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Eraqi, Monica M. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2015
Over the past 2 decades, textbook publishers have made large improvements by including multicultural education within their texts. U.S. history textbooks have specifically included diverse perspectives. The increased inclusion of diverse perspectives creates a more historically accurate depiction of how various cultures have contributed to the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Muslims, Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Smith, Brian Daniel; Silk, Kami – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: This pilot study investigates the impact of an online, interactive simulation involving an Arab American Muslim patient on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of 2nd-year medical students regarding culturally competent healthcare, both in general and specific to Arab American Muslim patients. Method: Participants (N = 199), were…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Medical Students, Muslims, Arabs
DeTample, Darrell R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Most Americans misunderstand the terms "Arab" and "Muslim," while also casting Arabs and Muslims as threats to national security. These perceived threats have led to the justification of the oppression of Arab and Muslim Americans similar to other minority groups in the United States, as non-Arab and non-Muslim Americans have…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Muslims, Arabs, North Americans
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Freij, Janice Ann – Journal of Museum Education, 2011
In the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Arab and Muslim Americans, already suffering from negative stereotyping, find themselves subject to greater hostility. The Arab American National Museum (AANM) has discovered that professional development and cultural competency training opportunities for law enforcement personnel,…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Arabs, Museums, Law Enforcement
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Shammas, Diane – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2017
Using a mixed methods approach, the researcher gathered a set of narrative responses from focus groups that supported the claim of underreporting campus discrimination on a survey. Multiple studies have shown that underrepresented minority students are likely to bond with same-ethnic peers in a racially tense campus climate. This mixed method is a…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Muslims, Community Colleges
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Martin, Jeffrey J.; McCaughtry, Nate; Shen, Bo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Theoretically grounded research on the determinants of Arab American children's physical activity is virtually nonexistent. Thus, the purpose of our investigation was to evaluate the ability of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and social cognitive theory (SCT) to predict Arab American children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Physical Activity Level, Arabs
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Ballinger, Debra A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2011
The Arab American/Muslim population is the fastest growing ethnic and religious minority group in the United States. However, due to traditional American religious and cultural influences, the practices employed by physical education teachers often conflict with the family and individual values of the Arab American and Muslim culture. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Muslims, Arabs, North Americans
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Wingfield, Marvin – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2006
Long-standing anti-Arab racism in the U.S. has worsened in recent decades, fueled by U.S. military involvement in the Middle East and by the September 11 attack on the U.S. Arab American and Muslim children have been the targets of misunderstanding and discrimination. Following a historical introduction, discrimination against Arab American and…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Mainstreaming, Multicultural Education
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Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
In this study, I conducted focus group interviews with 21 Arab American college students (9 men, 12 women; 9 Muslims, 12 non-Muslims), who were selected for extreme manifestation of religiosity or acculturation, to explore their beliefs and attitudes toward socioecological (SE) factors that facilitated and hindered their individual physical…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Composition, Muslims, Physical Activities
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Read, Jen'nan Ghazal; Oselin, Sharon – American Sociological Review, 2008
Education is weakly related to employment for some groups of U.S. women. As such, it may be less of a resource for reducing gender inequality than commonly believed. Drawing on ethnographic field notes and in-depth interviews with Arab Americans, we recast the motivations and consequences of female education in terms of cultural schemas and…
Descriptors: Employment, Females, Arabs, North Americans
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Aroian, Karen J.; Templin, Thomas N.; Hough, Edythe Ellison; Ramaswamy, Vidya; Katz, Anne – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
Arab-American Muslim adolescents in immigrant families face a number of challenges that put them at risk for behavior problems. This study of Arab-American Muslim Adolescents and their relatively recent immigrant mothers tested a longitudinal family-level model of adolescent behavior problems. Mother-adolescent dyads (N = 530) completed measures…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Muslims, Mothers, Arabs
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Bonet, Sally Wesley – High School Journal, 2011
Through a review of educational research literature this piece explores how federal politics and policies have trickled down into secondary schools, and what the effects of these policies have been on secondary schools, paying particular attention to the effects on Muslim American youth. The main research questions are: What federal and state…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Muslims, Citizenship, National Security
VanDeusen, Andrea J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With the intent of informing music teacher education practices and developing more culturally responsive and relevant teachers, the purpose of this research was to explore pre-service music teachers' understandings of culture and diversity, and to examine the impact of a short-term cultural immersion field experience on pre-service music teachers'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Educational Practices, Cultural Background
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