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Michalak, Laurence – 1988
This document addresses the negative image of Arabs among the U.S. public. While formal education has created many of the misconceptions about Arabs that abound in the west, many of the misconceptions come from the informal education of popular culture. The western image of the Arab is possibly more interesting than the reality of Arab culture.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Stereotypes, Islamic Culture, Negative Attitudes
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Hachelaf, Ahmed Abdelhakim; Parks, Steve – Composition Forum, 2018
Twiza is a tricky word to translate from its original Berber. In its simplest meaning, Twiza speaks to the collective effort of a community to support each other. To speak of Twiza is to call forth, then, the collective material practices which enact the values of a civil society. As Edward Said highlighted decades ago however, when terms (or…
Descriptors: Risk, Afro Asiatic Languages, Community Support, Partnerships in Education
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Smail, Linda; Silvera, Ginger – Cogent Education, 2018
Many American universities located in the Middle East try to offer the stamp of higher quality in education that the United States provides and delivers. These institutions are doing an incredible job of providing opportunity for youths of that region to obtain an American education. However, these universities bear the stereotype that they are…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Attitudes, Teaching Styles, North Americans
Hefny, Mostafa – 1986
Developed as an annotated guide to instructional materials for teaching about the Arab world, this publication is a resource tool for classroom instruction, development of curricula, professional development, and selection of library resources. Recommendations are made based on a careful evaluation of educational soundness, ethnic authenticity,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Development
Swanson, Jon; Olson, Margarete – 1978
Six social studies units are presented to help secondary school classroom teachers introduce students to Arab American culture. A major objective is to make students recognize the many contributions made by the Arabs to the development of the United States. In the introduction, Arab Americans are identified as people in the United States who…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Educational Objectives
American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC. – 1993
This document lists resources and suppliers for teachers who want to obtain balanced and accurate resources for teaching about Arab culture. The Arab-American community provides a wealth of personal experience and expertise. There is no more effective teaching aid than first hand accounts of major historical events, sharing a taste of Arabic home…
Descriptors: Arabs, Area Studies, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness
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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
Livonia Public Schools, MI. – 1978
This materials package supplements a high school level social studies curriculum unit on Arab American culture and the contributions of Arabs to development of the United States (SO 012 253). The duplicated materials are presented in six categories--the family, geography of the Middle East, Arab history and its contribution to the West,…
Descriptors: Arabs, Charts, Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Studies
Sarouphim, Ketty M.; Maker, C. June – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine ethnic and gender differences in using DISCOVER, a performance-based assessment, for identifying gifted students from diverse ethnicities. DISCOVER is an acronym which stands for Discovering Intellectual Strength and Capabilities while Observing Varied Ethnic Responses. The sample consisted of 941 boys and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Differences, Gender Differences, Performance Based Assessment
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Reilly, Benjamin – History Teacher, 2008
In fall of 2004, Carnegie Mellon University embarked on a bold educational experiment, the establishment of an overseas branch campus at Education City in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. Carnegie Mellon's decision to open up shop in the Middle East was by no means unique; indeed, Carnegie Mellon is just one of a growing number of institutions to…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Arabs, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Addington, Lynn A.; Yablon, Yaacov B. – American Journal of Education, 2011
Despite increased interest in studying school violence, much less attention has been given to examining students' fear of experiencing this violence. A better understanding is important, because fear of victimization can generate negative academic consequences for the individual student and larger school environment. To explore students' fear, our…
Descriptors: Jews, Violence, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
Safadi, Michaela; Valentine, Carol Ann – 1985
To achieve effective intercultural communication, participants must understand how behavioral differences may lead to miscommunication. Such behavioral differences can be illustrated by Arab and American nonverbal behavior. Individualism is the ideal for the American middle class, whereas Arabs are motivated by public opinion. Yet in the Arab…
Descriptors: Body Language, Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, Cultural Awareness
Santos, Sheryl L.; Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 1993
Cultural and linguistic information useful to teachers of native Arabic-speakers in English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual education is offered. This includes background information on geographic, political, religious, and ethnic divisions, stereotypes commonly held by Arabs about Americans and American society, common stereotypes about…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Arabic, Arabs, Bilingual Education
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "Engineering Solutions to the National Crisis in Literacy": Alliance Brief Calls for Alignment Between…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Standards, Outcomes of Education, Public Education
Magen, Ziporah – Humanist, 1982
Describes a study which examined differences in the experience of joy between Israeli Jewish, Israeli Arab, and American adolescents. The interpersonal experience was the most common source of joy in all three cultures. The data also showed greater differences between males and females than between cultures. (AM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Emotional Experience
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