Resources on Arab Americans:
How to Respond to Incidents of Discrimination in Schools–Advice to Parents
If students believe that other students, teachers, or school staff members are treating them in a discriminatory way, here are some steps which may remedy the situation. While not all prejudicial attitudes are overt, you must be able to cite specific words or actions which demonstrate anti-Arab bias (negative references to Arabs or Muslims). Otherwise, there is no proof which will persuade the objective observer. It is wise to keep detailed notes of such words and actions as they occur. Witnesses are also important, or else it often comes down to the word of one person against another.
Arab American Students In Public Schools
Arab-American Parents: Key To Educational Success
By Marvin Wingfield
ADC Director of Education & Outreach
ADC Times (August-September 1999)
Many Arab-American parents are deeply involved in their children’s education. This is one of the surest ways to guarantee our children’s success in schools. Parents help their children learn to read, oversee their homework, advise them on their term papers, meet regularly with their teachers, and become active in PTA and other school committees. Such action by parents conveys the message loud and clear to their children: “Education matters. We care. We are with you when you face problems and difficulties.” Research shows that children’s educational achievement is higher when parents are actively engaged in the educational process.
An educational organization — AMIDEAST
AMIDEAST is an educational organization that seeks to improve understanding and cooperation between the peoples of the Middle East/North African and the U.S. Their programs and services include excellent educational materials, educational exchanges between the Middle East and the U.S., and development assistance in the region. Their headquarters is in Washington, DC, and they have a network of field offices from Morocco to Yemen.
Arab American Bibliography