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Wright, J. W., Jr. – Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1997
It is paradoxical that discriminatory measures like California's Proposition 187 push immigrants and their children into entrepreneurial self-employment, at which many increase their incomes. The situation of Arab Americans illustrates the case of an ethnic group that is wealthy in the face of persistent prejudice. (SLD)
Descriptors: Arabs, Discriminatory Legislation, Economic Factors, Employment Patterns
Lindsey, Ursula – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Since at least the early 1990s, Arab governments have made women's participation in higher education a priority. Across the region, young women fill the crowded lecture halls and bustling courtyards of universities. On many campuses, they outnumber men. But women's increased participation in higher education does not necessarily translate into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Females, Higher Education
Suleiman, Mahmoud – 2000
External influences in the universal culture have significantly affected the image of Arab Americans and their children. Although Arab Americans are less visible than other minorities, the anti-Arab perception in the media makes them more visible in a negative way. Based on an ethnographic study investigating the experiences of Arabic-speaking…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Context, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Buda, Richard; Elsayed-Elkhouly, Sayed M. – Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1998
Cultural differences between Arabs and Americans were investigated using the individualism-collectivism survey of J. Wagner (1995). Arab subjects (n=331) were significantly more collectivist than U.S. subjects (n=102), and within the Arab group, Egyptian subjects (n=224) were significantly more individualistic than Gulf States subjects.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Arabs, Cultural Differences, Ideology
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Sarouphim, Ketty M.; Maker, C. June – International Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine ethnic and gender differences in using DISCOVER, a performance-based assessment, for identifying gifted students. The sample consisted of 941 students from grades K-5 belonging to six ethnicities: White Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics, Native-Americans, South Pacific/Pacific Islanders, and Arabs.…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Gifted, Pacific Islanders, American Indians
Zogby, James, Ed. – ADC Issues, 1984
This document reports on an examination of lifestyles, cultures, and heritage of Arab communities within the United States. After a historical overview of the arrival and settling of Arab-Americans in wave after wave of immigration, the work provides close-up views of different communities across the country. Each of those views introduces a few…
Descriptors: Arabs, Community Study, Ethnic Groups, Immigrants
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Tabsh, Sami W.; Abdelfatah, Akmal S.; El Kadi, Hany A. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to survey students and faculty from the College of Engineering at an American university in the United Arab Emirates about their perception on different issues related to academic dishonesty. Opinions were sought on plagiarism, inappropriate collaboration, cheating on exams, copyright violations and complicity in academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
Parrillo, Vincent N. – 1984
In order to determine the extent of residential segregation among first or second generation Arabs living in and around Paterson, New Jersey, 286 families were located and interviewed. Field data were combined with statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau Population and Housing Summary Tape File 1-A. It was found that residential segregation was not…
Descriptors: Arabs, Census Figures, Economic Factors, Neighborhood Integration
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Shiri, Sonia – Foreign Language Annals, 2015
This study explored the development and maintenance of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) among 352 American learners of Arabic who completed summer intensive language programs in five Arab countries. Data were collected through a survey that was based on the 2007 draft of the Culture Proficiency Guidelines (Lampe, 2007; later adopted by…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Semitic Languages, Study Abroad
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Whale, Mark – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2015
Daniel Barenboim, conductor of the Arab/Israeli West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, claims that "everywhere in the world … [Beethoven's Ninth Symphony] speaks to all people." But just how universal is Beethoven? Does his music exceed cultural boundaries or is Barenboim's idea of a "utopian republic," built, in part, upon Beethoven's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classical Music, Cultural Influences, Correlation
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Wafa, Dina – Teaching Public Administration, 2015
The past few years have witnessed a wave of unrest in Egypt toppling down two regimes in less than three years. Yet was this sufficient to bringing the demanded change and meeting people's expectations? In several Arab countries, citizens are offered patronage through public sector employment, subsidies, and limited taxation (Razzaz and Razzaz,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Administration Education, Public Administration, Capacity Building
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Yousef, Darwish Abdulrahman – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the use of Honey and Mumford's Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ) to investigate the learning style preferences of undergraduate students at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) culture. It also investigates whether there are significant differences…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preferences, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Hajjar, David P.; Gotto, Antonio M., Jr. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The graduation of the first class of medical students in May 2008 from the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Cornell University's branch campus in the Middle East, was the first time that an M.D. degree from an American university was awarded abroad. It marked a milestone in American higher education. The establishment of WCMC-Q is…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Educational Objectives, Medical School Faculty, Faculty Recruitment
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Moracco, John C. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1976
The vocational maturity of Arab and American ninth- and eleventh-grade students were compared. Arab students were found to have lower maturity scores than American students. Eleventh graders of both nationalities were more vocationally mature than ninth graders. The possibility that the overall difference can be attributed to cultural differences…
Descriptors: Arabs, Career Development, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Muhtaseb, Ahlam; Algan, Ece; Bennett, Anne – International Research and Review, 2014
Americans know very little about the Middle East in general despite the fact that the region is at the heart of American foreign policy. While no one doubts the importance of teaching the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East in the United States, lack of basic knowledge coupled with the strong antipathy toward Arabs and Muslims make…
Descriptors: Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern History, Instructional Design, College Faculty
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