Although there are many similarities and differences between American and Somali cultures, parental expectations is one common thing they share. There is one principle that every parent holds so high, that has had a significant impact on their children’s lives, and that is the essential to attend an undeniably prestigious university. American and Somali parents want that their child to be an accountable person. Also, they both want to see that their child is making wise decisions throughout his/her life. Like every other parent, they want to witness that one day there will be a successful person. However, Somali parents have higher expectations than Americans. My parents are a perfect example of this, they have passed on to me an enormous amount
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Cultural Differences between Nicaragua and U.S.A.: High Schools. Have you ever wondered how High Schools are in other countries? Despite sharing some minor similarities, the differences between Nicaraguan and American High School education are clear. Such as, note-taking methods, grading system, classroom environment. One of the major differences between both countries’
Arab people stem from many different regions including 22 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen ("Arab American," 2014). The Arab culture include several ethnicities such as Shias, Sunni, Druze, Ismalites, and Nusayr (Matusiak, 2013). It is important to know Arabs are not a race, but a diverse culture ("Facts about Arabs," 2014). The Arab people are measured as being among the “most educated” population with a higher percentage of college educations than the American population (Matusiak, 2013). Family is important in the Arab culture. Many Arabs live within close proximity of family and have close relationships ("Arab American," 2014).
Culture is the main factor to intercultural communication that we often overlook and perhaps even mistake them because of stereotypes that we believe to be correct. I like the film Arranged, the way it started by how Nasira explain to the principle Jacoby at Brooklyn public school. Why she has to wear a headscarf? She tells other teachers including the principle that it is her religion and she follows the rules according to the Quran (Holy book of Muslims). She also lets them know that it is voluntary and upon her own wishes; she is not being forced by anyone and she feels protected by wearing it. I'm the film one of the Sean were interesting to me. In the lunchroom all treacher were getting along to Each other while Rochel and Nasira were sitting in separate benches and they passed each other an awkward smile. In the classroom, the kids question whether they hate each other since they have heard that the Muslims want to get rid of Jews. Rochel designs a unity circle exercise in order to help the students better appreciate differences and the benefits of choice and community.
What are Arab Americans? An individual can be classified as “Arab” if the person speaks Arabic, practices Islam, and identifies with the traditions of Arabic-speaking peoples. (Aguirre and Turner 276)These individuals are usually subject to negative and differential treatment by others. It is essential to identify the differential treatment of Arab Americans by others in society. The mistreatment of Arabs in the United States can be contributed to many factors; however, there have been certain events that have occurred in the United States, which have increased and enraged these strong emotional feelings in many Americans. Discrimination and stereotypes of a culture or group mainly develops from a lack of understanding. We can become a
Like other ethnic minority groups in America, Arab Americans face daily challenges in their overall development and well-being. These challenges take the form of discrimination, stereotyping, and general negative reactions to them as an ethnic group.
Rationale The importance of cultural recognition has always been a big part of my life. Growing up as an Arab-American in the United States has taught me to be more aware of the numerous diverse cultures that collectively make up this country. The foundation of communication between these cultures is simply cultural awareness. When one is aware of the differences of their neighbors it allows them to be more perceptible to understanding them and those differences. Reaching my adolescent years I was presented with circumstances where many associated my culture with my religion, continually I clarified the difference between one’s cultural and religion being
For this assignment the cultural manifestations I selected to discuss as being important to our Unit’s success are Wasta, Deference to authority, and Tendency to seek compromise. Of course understanding all of the cultural manifestations are important to our unit’s success, but each region within the Middle East-North African (MENA) region will have their own variations based upon which branch of Islam is dominant in the region, what that region’s experience has been with the U.S. or a Western presence in general and numerous other factors such as the prevailing socio-economic factors of the region.
Cooperation and willingness to share and work together to prosper is what makes a community great. Being born in Syria, the land of the oldest continuously inhabited capital in the world, I am blessed to have learned to speak Arabic. With some hard work, I was also able to learn English and French. To establish an Arabic Club to help students learn the language and get to know foreign cultures is one of my goals during college. Wheaton College’s diversity welcoming environment would be the perfect place for that. I gained a lot of new skills from the Entrepreneurship Clubs that I am part of at my community college and I believe highly in college clubs.
For many Arab American immigrants and their descendant’s it is often difficult to find a balance between adapting to a new culture while retaining their traditional culture. Most Arab
First, counselors must gain the knowledge and understanding about Arab American cultures and their behavior styles; in order for the culture to accept any type of assistance medical, financial, and education and assist in breaking barriers for counseling with this culture. Arab is one of the well-known culture around the
To be considered Arab, you or your ancestors live or lived in the Arab world and speak Arabic. The “Arab world” is made up of 22 states and territories whom are part of the Arab League. However many people in these states do not consider themselves Arab, thus the Arabic language is the unifying factor among the Arabic people. A lot of the individuals who speak Arabic today are very diverse. There is a myriad of dialects of Arabic and over 150 million people speak it. Twenty-five countries consider Arabic an official language (even if few are fluent in it). They vary from African to West Asian countries, however Arabs also live as minorities in many other nations. For example, the United States (Banks, 2009).
MUSLIM CULTURE Muslim culture generally reflects the traditions and customs of Muslims that they adopt for a perfect and respectable life in the society according to the lessons of Quran. Muslim culture is a giant combination of diverse cultures, That’s because Muslims live in various countries all over the world. Most of the practices are common faiths and guidance for all Muslims no matter what country or even content they reside in.. These basic faiths and belives are based on the teachings of Islam. The Muslim culture is a subject of debate for many people who lives in different parts of the world and belong to diverse communities. Muslim culture represents the unification of brotherhood where all Muslims are bound to
First of all, it is impossible to talk about groups of people without generalizing. At this point it must be emphasized that there is not just “one” Arab culture or society. The Arab world is full of rich and diverse communities, groups and cultures. Each of the Arab countries has different perspectives. That’s why differences exist not only among coun- tries, but within countries as well. With 22 countries formed, the Arab region has in some parts the same religious, politics and