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Arab American cultural resources and strategies

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The Arab American culture today often faces some of the most intense intolerance, prejudice, and hate crimes in the US. As multicultural educators, we further understand that teaching and learning is a cross-cultural encounter and that teachers and students come to the classroom with "cultural baggage." What can teachers do personally and in the classroom to create better understanding and appreciation of this cultural group and to address the educational needs of Arab American students?

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As the number of Arab American students in public schools continue to increase, so have the range of strategies and materials for successfully integrating them. However, many schools continue to not recognize Arab culture or history. Some strategies and/or resources available in providing Arab Americans with a supportive, unbiased education are:

• Represent the Middle East, Arabs, and Muslims accurately and fairly when teaching the curriculum.

Ensure that Arab American students are treated equally and without prejudice by teachers and peers
• teachers respond to ...

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As the number of Arab American students in public schools continue to increase, so have the range of strategies and materials for successfully integrating them. However, many schools continue to not recognize Arab culture or history. Here are some strategies and/or resources available in providing Arab Americans with a supportive, unbiased education.

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