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Zidan, Tarek – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative cross-sectional study examines the overall attitudes of a sample of Arab Americans toward persons with disabilities. A convenience sample of 372 Arab Americans was recruited from various not-for-profit Arab organizations within 30 States. Participants in the study completed an online self-administered (Qualtrics) survey that…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Online Surveys
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Helmsing, Mark – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2014
When entering the permanent exhibit titled "Living in America" in the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn, Michigan, visitors are greeted with a sign that reads "Ahlan wa Sahlan." It is a greeting that translates in English to: "Your path is easier now that you are with us." The visitor, "you,"…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Arabs, Cultural Influences
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Bucher, Katherine T. – Reading Teacher, 2008
Literature can help children develop their own cultural identity, as it helps them understand and appreciate the culture of others. Research shows that in elementary schools some Arab American students are not exposed to stories that represent their culture. In addition, many teachers are not familiar with literature about Arabs or Arab Americans.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Arabs, North Americans
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Alrob, Marwan M. A. Abu; Asad, Nizar A. A.; Daqar, Mohannad A. M. Abu – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
We examine the computer-based exams system at Arab American University-Palestine in terms of teacher and student attitudes as well as the quality of the test items. A three-pronged approach to data collection was used. First, we elicited answers to questionnaires from 704 faculty and student respondents. Second, we conducted eight individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, College Students
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Nassar-McMillan, Sylvia C.; Lambert, Richard G.; Hakim-Larson, Julie – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
The authors examined discrimination history, backlash fear, and ethnic identity of Arab Americans nationally at 3 times, beginning shortly after September 11, 2001. Relations between variables were moderate, and discrimination history and backlash fear were statistically significant predictors of ethnic identity. Implications for acculturation and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Arabs, Fear, Racial Bias
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Tabbah, Rhonda; Miranda, Antoinette Halsell; Wheaton, Joe E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate three domains (Scholastic Competence, Social Acceptance, and Global Self-Worth) of self-concept in Arab American adolescents in relation to their school experiences, including discrimination, self-perceived teacher social support, and self-perceived classmate social support. Half of the sample either…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Concept, Arabs, North Americans
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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Huesmann, L. Rowell; Dubow, Eric F.; Boxer, Paul; Souweidane, Violet; Ginges, Jeremy – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2012
This study was based on the theory that adolescents view scenes of violent ethnic conflicts in the mass media through the lens of their own ethnicity, and that the resulting social-cognitive reactions influence their negative stereotypes about similar ethnic groups in their own country. We interviewed 89 Jewish and 180 Arab American high school…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Jews, Ethnic Stereotypes, Conflict
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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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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Bucher, Katherine T. – Middle School Journal (J1), 2010
Middle school is a time of many changes for young adolescents. They are "searching for individual identity, struggling with society's norms, and grappling with moral issues." They are changing and maturing physically, cognitively, socially, and psychologically as they develop their identities; establish, maintain, and end friendships and social…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Arabs, North Americans, Adolescents
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Albalawi, Mohammed – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
In the past few decades, there has been a steady growth of interest in studying the representations of Arabs in media as shown by the increasing number of journal articles. Scholars have talked abundantly about he ugly images of Arabs that have been shown in American media for over a century. However, research lacks explanation and sufficing…
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Stereotypes, Social Bias, Public Opinion
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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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Willard-Traub, Margaret K. – Composition Forum, 2017
The University of Michigan-Dearborn Writing Program and Writing Center serve an increasingly large number of recent immigrants, international students, and students who as children immigrated to the United States. The Writing Program and Writing Center have for a decade developed curriculum and support services geared specifically toward meeting…
Descriptors: Inquiry Based Learning, Freshman Composition, Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education
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Tynan, Joshua J.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Gleason, Jamie H.; Markman, Barry S.; Yoon, Jina – School Psychology International, 2015
With Bronfenbrenner's (1977) ecological theory and other multifactor models (e.g. Pianta, 1999; Prinstein, Boergers, & Spirito, 2001) underlying this study design, the purpose was to examine, simultaneously, key variables in multiple life contexts (microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem levels) for their individual and combined roles in predicting…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Risk, Goal Orientation
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