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Flanagan, Constance A.; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Gill, Sukhdeep; Gallay, Leslie S.; Cumsille, Patricio – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
The role of prejudice and ethnic awareness in the civic commitments and beliefs about the American social contract of 1,096 (53% female) adolescents (11-18 year olds, Mean = 15) from African-, Arab-, Latino-, and European-American backgrounds were compared. Ethnic awareness was higher among minority youth and discrimination more often reported by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, African Americans, Arabs, North Americans
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Muhtaseb, Ahlam – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2007
In this chapter, critical race and expectancy violation theories are used to deconstruct students' resistance to a female faculty member of color, a Muslim Arab American who wears the traditional Islamic cover. The author provides a narrative of her teaching experience and some techniques she has used to face such resistance.
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Arabs
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Kumar, Revathy; Karabenick, Stuart A.; Burgoon, Jacob N. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
The theory of planned behavior and the dual process attitude-to-behavior MODE model framed an examination of how White teachers' (N = 241) implicit and explicit attitudes toward White versus non-White students were related to their classroom instructional practices in 2 school districts with a high percentage of Arab American and Chaldean American…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Whites, Arabs
Barada-Hammami, Nabila – ProQuest LLC, 2012
National standards for learning foreign languages describe five area goals which are intertwined and interconnected in the K-12 learning environment; yet, absent from the literature are investigations on how K-12 teachers are able to implement and incorporate the "practices, products, and perspectives" of culture into world language…
Descriptors: Arabs, Semitic Languages, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
Overweight and obesity plague American society and their burden is shared disproportionately by minorities at all age levels. The ramifications of overweight are well documented and include chronic morbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and certain forms of cancer. Immigrants, who comprise 11% of…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Body Composition, Age Differences
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Lucking, Robert – Multicultural Perspectives, 2015
American K-12 school curricula are often bereft of acknowledgements of the historical contributions of Arab societies to our present-day intellectual heritage, an oversight most apparent in the sciences. Teachers in a thriving democracy are obliged to introduce contemporary scholarship that reflects the contributions of Arab scientists between the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Scientists, Science History, Scholarship
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Wertsman, Vladimir F. – MultiCultural Review, 2001
Examines eight reference sources on Arab Americans to investigate how complete the information is on various facets of Arab American presence, history, community life, heritage preservation, organizations, and the press, concluding that the reference sources complement each other, but taken together, they do not cover the entire multidimensional…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans
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Flanagan, Constance A.; Cumsille, Patricio; Gill, Sukhdeep; Gallay, Leslie S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
The developmental correlates of diffuse support for the polity and civic commitments were explored in a survey of 1,052 students (mean age = 14.96 years) from African American, Arab American, European American, and Latino American backgrounds. Results of structural equation modeling revealed that regardless of their age, gender, or ethnic…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Community Surveys, School Surveys, School Culture
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El-Haj, Thea Renda Abu – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article examines how the perspectives and experiences of Arab American youth from immigrant communities can help educators think about what it means to teach young people to become active participants in the social, civic, and political spheres within and across the boundaries of nation-states. Arab American youths' perspectives are…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Arabs
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David, Gary C.; Ayouby, Kenneth K. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2005
This article examines a sample of educational source materials meant to be used to foster the inclusion of Arab American components in multicultural curriculum. Even though the materials examined can be thought of as good sources (in that they did not provide outright biased misinformation), the authors identify three general areas of concern: (a)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Multicultural Education, Arabs, North Americans
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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
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Rice, Virginia Hill; Weglicki, Linda S.; Templin, Thomas; Hammad, Adnan; Jamil, Hikmet; Kulwicki, Anahid – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2006
This study examined personal, psychosocial, sociocultural, and environmental predictors in tobacco use for 1,671 Arab American adolescents. Cigarette smoking in the past 30 days was 6.9%. This increased from 1% at age 14 to 14% at age 18. Twenty-nine percent of the youths reported having ever smoked cigarettes. Experimentation with narghile was…
Descriptors: Smoking, Arabs, Predictor Variables, Adolescents
Qudah, Dean – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The increased prevalence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by top-tier colleges, institutions, and universities has altered the typical educational experience, and has made professors, educators, policy-makers, and researchers examine how these courses can be adopted and used best. MOOCs provide full open-access to recorded lectures,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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
Iwamasa, Gayle Y., Ed.; Hays, Pamela A., Ed. – APA Books, 2018
This volume shows mental health providers how to integrate cultural factors into cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Contributing authors describe the application of CBT with clients of diverse cultures and discuss how therapists can refine CBT to increase its effectiveness with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. They examine the unique…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Cultural Relevance, Counseling Techniques
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