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Wheeler, David L.; Wilhelm, Ian – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
As protesters across the Arab world demand an end to autocratic regimes that have drained universities of resources and suffocated critical thinking, scholars see some hope of an Arab renaissance and a new opening for American involvement. From the ancient Library of Alexandria to a new Islamic-arts museum in Qatar that holds 700-year-old…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Research and Development, International Education, Universities
Abraham, Sameer Y., Ed.; Abraham, Nabeel, Ed. – 1983
This book is a collection of articles and research materials on Arab-Americans. Part one of the book provides an historical overview of Arab-Americans, their reasons for emigration from Greater Syria, and profiles of the two major religious groups, Muslims and Christians, in the United States Arab population. Authors of this section include Alixa…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Arabs, Bibliographies, Christianity
Hooglund, Eric, Ed. – 1985
This book is the second in a series of works that seeks to examine the Arab-American experience. The original 1984 publication, "Taking Root, Bearing Fruit: The Arab-American Experience" featured surveys of 12 communities in all geographic regions of the United States. Such was the response to that report that its creators decided to continue the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Community Study, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
Abourezk, James G.; Revell, Oliver B. – Perspectives: The Civil Rights Quarterly, 1983
Abourezk holds that Arab Americans are victims of much racial hatred and stereotyping and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been the primary governmental agency abusing the civil rights of this group. Revell, an official of the FBI, counters Abourezk's contentions. (GC)
Descriptors: Arabs, Civil Rights, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Diken, Ibrahim H. – Childhood Education, 2006
The role of culture in children's development and in early intervention/early childhood special education practices has been ignored in the United States until recent years (Coll & Magnuson, 2000), with the values of the Anglo American culture dominating. Among the cultural characteristics of families, parental perceptions in connection with…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Disabilities, Arabs, Mexican Americans
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Schneider, Suzanne – Critical Studies in Education, 2014
The recent critical turn toward post-secularism, particularly on behalf of theorists working from the perspective of Christian societies, has highlighted the difficulty of approaching the history of the Middle East through the binary of religion and secularism. This article argues that such terms are of little explanatory value in and of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Religious Factors, Social Influences
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McQueeney, Krista – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This article presents a critical media literacy technique for teaching about the social construction of terrorism. In a post-9/11 context where the human rights of Arabs and Muslims in the United States and overseas are threatened by drone attacks, profiling, detentions, and hate crimes, educators must not shy away from this issue. I use visual…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Islam, Arabs, Muslims
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Yyelland, Byrad – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2012
The first Western honors program to be established in the Arab Gulf is offered in Doha, Qatar, on a small satellite campus of an American university. Doha is the capital city of Qatar, a sovereign Arab state physically located on a small peninsula bordering Saudi Arabia in the south and jutting into the Persian Gulf. With a population of only 1.7…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Programs, Honors Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
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Lane-Toomey, Cara K.; Lane, Shannon R. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
The political events of the last decade and the Arab Spring have made it more important than ever for Americans to understand the language, culture, and history of the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. Study abroad is one important method that can significantly increase American students' understanding of the Arabic language and the culture…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Educational Objectives, Undergraduate Students, Focus Groups
Granello, Darcy Haag – 1995
Arab Americans share a culture which places religious beliefs firmly at the core of all aspects of life. A brief description of what an Arab is and the historical background of the Arab world are provided. This background is placed in context of Arabs' immigration to the United States and the views of the West by Arabs and of Arabs by Westerners.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Context Effect, Counseling, Counseling Techniques
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Perkins, Daniel F.; Borden, Lynne M.; Villarruel, Francisco A.; Carlton-Hug, Annelise; Stone, Margaret R.; Keith, Joanne G. – Youth & Society, 2007
This study examines the cultural and contextual factors that influence the decisions of underrepresented urban youth, who identify themselves as Black/African American, Latino, Arab, or Chaldean, to participate in youth programs. Although youth programs are increasingly recognized for their positive influences, little is known about the factors…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Minority Groups
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2008
Although the national ideology emphasizes that the American Dream is available to immigrants, recent events have made public opinion hostile to two groups, Mexicans and Arabs. Popular culture has played a historic role in presenting sympathetic portrayals of immigrants and their assimilation to American culture. Current depictions of Mexican…
Descriptors: Muslims, Popular Culture, Mexican Americans, Arabs
Moussa, Wael Soheil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Public Schools, Correlation
Noor Al-Deen, Hana S. – 1991
A study examined the sentiment and impact of different types, channels, and forms of aggression against the Arab-American community during the Gulf Crisis. Data were selected from entries in the 1990 Anti-Arab Discrimination and Hate Crimes Log of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination (ADC) National Office. Results show that there were 129 acts of…
Descriptors: Aggression, Arabs, Communication Problems, Communication Research
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Bali, Maha – Teaching in Higher Education, 2014
Ellsworth's article entitled "Why doesn't this feel empowering? Working through the repressive myths of critical pedagogy" raises issues about the complex dynamics of implementing critical pedagogy in real classrooms, and the difficulties and paradoxes of putting the empowerment rhetoric into practice. This article analyses the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Critical Theory, Race
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