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Sicola, Laura – Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 2003
This study identified ways that experiences living abroad affected Americans' communicative behavior upon repatriation. Participants were seven adult re-entrants who had lived abroad for at least 1 year and had recently returned to the United States. Five were English teachers, and three had worked in other areas of social service and development.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Communication Skills, Cultural Differences, Ethnography
Macron, Mary – 1986
This document discusses the life celebrations of Arab American immigrants to Cleveland from the late 1870s. Assembled from what is largely an oral tradition of family history, the booklet describes the home life, weddings, and final partings when elderly relatives returned to the homeland or died in the United States. The economic situation and…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Background, Ethnic Groups, Family Life
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Shafiro, Valeriy; Levy, Erika S.; Khamis-Dakwar, Reem; Kharkhurin, Anatoliy – Language and Speech, 2013
This study investigated the perception of American-English (AE) vowels and consonants by young adults who were either (a) early Arabic-English bilinguals whose native language was Arabic or (b) native speakers of the English dialects spoken in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where both groups were studying. In a closed-set format, participants…
Descriptors: Vowels, Phonemes, Dialects, Young Adults
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. – 2001
The Cultural and Critical Studies section of the proceedings contains the following 10 selected papers: "Sex Noise Makes Macho Magazines Both Teasing and Tedious" (Jacqueline Lambiase and Tom Reichert); "The Buccaneer as Cultural Metaphor: Pirate Mythology in Nineteenth-Century American Periodicals" (Janice Hume); "Looking…
Descriptors: Arabs, Broadcast Journalism, Content Analysis, Contraception
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Nye, Naomi Shihab – New Advocate, 1999
Shares the author's perspective as an Arab-American who often encounters negative portrayals of her ethnic and cultural identity in the media. Argues that writing for children and telling stories is one important way to begin to counter injustice and inequity. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Arabs, Authors, Childrens Literature
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Poyrazli, Senel; Hand, Danielle Bentsel – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2011
A total of 190 drawings were analyzed to identify stereotypical beliefs presented by graduate students working towards licensure and to explore a pedagological intervention of utilizing drawings to enhance student awareness of stereotypes and biases. Results indicated that students assumed a caretaking role for mothers more often than fathers and…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing
Uthman, Fuad A. – Journal of Architectural Education, 1978
The role of the architect in the Arab world is discussed from the viewpoint of an Arab professional with some American training. The architect's potential for policy-making and generally influencing society is emphasized. (LBH)
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Context, Developing Nations
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Mezghani, Wafa Thabet – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
The country of Tunisia experienced intense uprisings and massive civil resistance that were termed the Arab Spring of 2010. The riots stemmed from a desire to topple government rulers who were blamed for the high unemployment, poverty, regional inequalities, and general political unrest within the country. In a quest for relief and prosperity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Arabs
Krieger, Zvika – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Dubai has long competed with its wealthy Persian Gulf neighbors to become a regional hub of higher education. Yet its Knowledge Village, a collection of nearly 20 foreign-university campuses and local educational institutes, has been overshadowed by Qatar's Education City, which is home to the branch campuses of a number of high-profile American…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Universities, Multicampus Colleges
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Hamza, Aswan – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2010
This qualitative study examines the role of international experience in the transformative learning of female educators as it relates to professional development in a higher education context. It also investigates how the learning productions of these experiences were transferred to the participants' home country. Nine American female faculty and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cognitive Style, Student Behavior, Women Faculty
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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
Mills, Andrew – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The job market on North American campuses may be heading for the deep freeze, but hundreds of positions are opening up in the Persian Gulf as American universities scramble to set down roots in those petrodollar-rich states. The combination of money and opportunity on offer may seem hard to resist. But academics who trade the rich intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, International Schools, Foreign Workers
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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Zaharna, R. S. – Public Relations Review, 1995
Discusses how American public relations practitioners and scholars can incorporate intercultural communication into their work with Arab clients in the United States. Explains how several frameworks were used to develop a chart on "cultural communication preference" for Americans and Arabs, and that in Arab culture, the emphasis is on…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Intercultural Communication
Zehr, Mary Ann – Education Week, 2008
It's no accident that in undertaking improvements to its school system, the Ministry of Education in this small, oil-rich Persian Gulf country has made the most progress so far with an initiative to retrain school principals. After all, Vincent L. Ferrandino, the American consultant the ministry hired to help develop the school improvement…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Consultation Programs, Educational Policy
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