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Wright, J. W., Jr. – Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1995
Chronicles and discusses the political and social dynamics that have led to interethnic conflict between Arab immigrants, Arab Americans, and other Americans. The author also reveals the barriers these groups must overcome, mainly discrimination levied against them by the U.S. political structure. (GR)
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations
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Grekin, Emily R.; Ayna, Dinah – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: To review the literature on college student waterpipe use with a focus on undergraduates in the United States. Participants: Undergraduate students. Methods: Studies were accessed using the databases PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Academic Search Premier. Searches included combinations of the following keywords: "waterpipe," "hookah,"…
Descriptors: Smoking, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Databases
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Kansal, Vineet – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
Open learning provides a unique opportunity to professionals for their continuing education and capacity building. Arab Open University, Kuwait (AOU) has been a successful enterprise with an objective to address the educational needs of masses in the Arab universities. Continuing education in the Arab region was the most neglected part of the…
Descriptors: Open Education, Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Continuing Education
Wilson, Robin; Byrne, Richard – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on an unsettled tenure case at Columbia University. The high-profile and controversial tenure bid of Joseph A. Massad, a Palestinian-American professor of Arab politics, was turned down by Columbia University's provost, Alan Brinkley. Mr. Massad's case follows closely on two other high-profile tenure bids affected by the…
Descriptors: Tenure, Academic Freedom, Middle Eastern Studies, College Faculty
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Alborno, Nadera Emran; Gaad, Eman – British Journal of Special Education, 2014
This study uses the "Index for Inclusion", developed by Booth and Ainscow, as a framework for investigating inclusive provision in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), introduced through the "School for All" initiative. The study, by Nadera Emran Alborno of the American University in Dubai and Eman Gaad of the British University in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
Wingfield, Marvin; Salam, Shereen – 1993
This guide explains how individuals and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) chapters can work with school systems to reduce discrimination against students of Arab background and to educate teachers and other students about the cultures of the Middle East. Arab Americans can make a difference in the school systems by personal…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Henry, Hani M. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
Many psychology instructors approach the topic of gender with considerable resistance and apprehension. Some professors may be reluctant to incorporate gender issues into their psychology courses due to their fear of altering their teaching practices. Others may be unable to present their views on gender in an unbiased way, so they avoid…
Descriptors: Arabs, Psychology, Cultural Influences, Gender Issues
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Carnegie, Elaine; Whittaker, Anne; Gray Brunton, Carol; Hogg, Rhona; Kennedy, Catriona; Hilton, Shona; Harding, Seeromanie; Pollock, Kevin G.; Pow, Janette – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To examine cultural barriers and participant solutions regarding acceptance and uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine from the perspective of Black African, White-Caribbean, Arab, Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani young people. Methods: In total, 40 young people from minority ethnic communities in Scotland took part in a…
Descriptors: Cancer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs, Interviews
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Alkandari, Nabila Y. – Education, 2014
The study was conducted in order to understand the way in which the financial status of students in Kuwait is affected as a result of enrolling in private higher education institutions. The aim is to analyze whether they face financial issues upon the time of payment and how these issues can be resolved. The analysis was done on a sample of 1280…
Descriptors: College Students, Private Colleges, Paying for College, Textbooks
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Al Murshidi, Ghadah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
The study investigated the academic literacy socialization of students at U.S. universities from the Gulf Region--Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE). International students were contacted and asked if they would participate in the project. Fifty three students responded to the survey and interview, 77% of the respondents were male…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Interviews, Student Surveys
Ogawa, Masato – International Journal of Social Education, 2004
The purpose of this study is to analyze the treatment of Japanese-American internment during World War II in high school United States history textbooks. Four reasons highlight the selection of this topic for study. First, this historical event was selected because a little over a year ago was the 60th anniversary of President Franklin D.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, War, National Security
Hillyard, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The author recently served on a five-member international review panel for Saudi Arabia's National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment. The panel's mission was to evaluate the Arab Open University against the commission's accreditation criteria to determine if the university should be eligible for King Abdullah's national…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Universities, Arabs, Information Technology
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Ross, Alanna; Furno, Christine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This paper describes an exploratory study investigating the impact of problem-based learning and clicker technology as active learning strategies at the American University of Sharjah Library, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Studies compared traditional and active learning classes. The present article maps the successes and challenges of these unique…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning
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Isler, Hilal Nakiboglu – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
The attacks of terror carried out on September 11, 2001 gave rise to waves of hate-fueled violence across the country. It has been argued that the attacks and the subsequent, current context of war have resulted in a heightened sense of American intolerance. They have led to discernable shifts in how certain minorities are perceived and treated in…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide, National Security
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Britto, Pia Rebello – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008
The ethnic identity development of Arab Muslim children is discussed with an aim to understand and promote healthy development of the next generation of them growing up in the United States. Since local context plays a powerful role in identity development, the study has focused on the role of two central influences namely, schools and peer groups.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Muslims, Racial Identification, Children
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