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Amr, Mostafa; Raddad, Dahoud; El-Mehesh, Fatima; Mahmoud, El-Hassanin; El-Gilany, Abdel-Hady – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011
Although autism spectrum disorders (ASD) prevalence is higher in males than females in Arab countries, few studies address sex differences in autistic symptoms and coexiting behavioral problems. A total of 37 boys and 23 girls recruited from three Arab countries (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan) matched for age and IQ. They were compared using Indian…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Behavior Problems, Delinquency, Gender Differences
Bousquet, Sarah – Online Submission, 2012
Based upon field study and a review of the literature, this paper sought to describe the educational experiences that are common in the Middle East and North Africa. The paper explained the curriculum and pedagogy that are most commonly found in Arab schools. It also addresses the misconceptions that many Americans have regarding Arab education.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Misconceptions
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah; Abu-Hilal, Maher M.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Abdelfattah, Faisal; Leung, Kim Chau; Xu, Man K.; Nagengast, Benjamin; Parker, Philip – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
For the international Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS2007) math and science motivation scales (self-concept, positive affect, and value), we evaluated the psychometric properties (factor structure, method effects, gender differences, and convergent and discriminant validity) in 4 Arab-speaking countries (Saudi Arabia,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Validity, Foreign Countries
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Sinai, Mirit; Shehade, Farida Masrawa – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2019
This phenomenological study aims to examine sex education from a multicultural perspective, focusing on counselors in charge of delivering sex education programmes developed from a Western perspective into schools in traditional, conservative Arab communities in Israel. To this end, in-depth interviews were held with 12 Muslim Arab school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Arabs, School Counselors
Rogers, Dorian Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This Dissertation in Practice (DIP) explored cultural perceptions related to academic honesty in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The purpose of this case study was to better understand the psychological, moral, and ethical underpinnings of academic honesty as they relate to an all-male, Arab high school in the UAE. The study utilized a case study…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Values, Cheating, Males
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Habayeb, Serene; Dababnah, Sarah; John, Aesha; Rich, Brendan – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Research on families' experiences raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is limited in minority ethnic and cultural groups, such as the Arab American community. Twenty Arab American caregivers raising children with ASD completed online questionnaires regarding their experiences with stigma and acculturation. Nine participants…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Sharabany, Ruth; Eshel, Yohanan; Hakim, Caesar – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2008
The development of intimate same- and other-sex friendships in Arab children and adolescents in Israel was investigated in relation to their perceived parenting styles. It was hypothesized that girls would show higher levels of intimacy than boys, and that cross-sex intimacy in both groups would increase with age, whereas same-sex intimate…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Arabs, Intimacy
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Almansour, Sana; Kempner, Ken – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This study considers the level of critical involvement women professors in Saudi Arabia have in their university and in the larger society. Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Saudi Arabia, the largest women's university in the world, was the site of this investigation. PNU is the first institution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Women Faculty, Females
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Arar, Khalid – Journal of Career Development, 2018
This article discusses challenges facing novice principals (hereinafter: NPs) and the coping strategies they develop at the inception of their managerial careers. Qualitative research employed semi-structured interviews with 40 principals in the Arab education system in Israel. Findings indicated that Arab NPs face conflicting demands of their…
Descriptors: Novices, Principals, Barriers, Arabs
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James, Aleya; Shammas, Nicole M. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Set in an all-female higher education (HE) institution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this paper argues that a caring, teacher-student relationship, based on mutual interdependence working towards reciprocal relationship of self-as-other, is central to students' academic success. Drawing on an ethics of care we reinterpret mutually held…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Caring, College Faculty
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Islam, Samira I. – World Journal of Education, 2017
In most countries of the world, 40 to 50 % of students are women. However, there is greater sex imbalance in STEM fields. Indicators show that tertiary education in Arab region is high compared with gender balance in several countries; there is even imbalance in favor of women as in Saudi Arabia & Gulf States. UNESCO and World Bank statistics…
Descriptors: Arabs, STEM Education, Females, Womens Education
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Arar, Khalid Husny – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper traces challenges faced by six Arab women from three different Arab localities -- Palestinian Arab society in Israel, Palestinian Authority territories, and Jordan -- on their path to appointment as school principals, investigating how they cope with the challenges involved in women's leadership in a patriarchal society. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Arabs, Females, Barriers, Coping
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Al-Saraj, Taghreed M. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
A case study design was used to examine the experiences of female college students learning English as a Foreign Language in Saudi Arabia, where English is becoming an increasingly necessary skill and the culture is undergoing immense changes. Ten participants who reported experiencing moderate to high anxiety, five from the beginning level (Level…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Arabs, Females, Questionnaires
Adham, Raniah Samir; Lundqvist, Karsten Oster – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the Arab World are still in their infancy. Many Arab countries are now starting to launch their MOOC platforms; however, there are only a few who have actually implemented such systems. This paper will explore online learning, in particular the rise of MOOCs around the world and their impact on the Arab…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Pasha-Zaidi, Nausheen; Afari, Ernest – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The current study addresses student perceptions of math and science professors in the Middle East. Gender disparity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education continues to exist in higher education, with male professors holding a normative position. This disparity can also be seen in the United Arab Emirates. As female…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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