Title

Teaching Stereotypes: A Multiculutral Analysis of “Alif Baa”: Introduction to Arabic letters and sounds

Subject Area

Arabic and Islamic Studies

Abstract

“Alif Baa”: Introduction to Arabic letters and sounds is a book that is used to teach Arabic language novice learners. the book is widely used in the US universities and it follows the ACTFL standards. The analysis is based on Banks' (2013) on Multicultural education and also on Shaheens' (2001) on stereotypes of the Arabs in the American pop culture. The analysis goes through the verbal and non-verbal texts of the book, presenting the prejudices, stereotypes and also presenting the suggestions for fair presentations.

Brief Bio Note

I am a Fulbright participant and a doctorate student in "Curriculum Studies " - College of Education - at Georgia Southern University. I work as a graduate assistant to teach Arabic as a foreign Language with the Foreign languages department there.

Keywords

Teaching, Stereotypes, Arabic, Language, Multiculturalism, Foreign language

Location

Coastal Georgia Center

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

4-7-2016 10:50 AM

End Date

4-7-2016 11:30 AM

Embargo

11-16-2015

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Teaching Stereotypes: A Multiculutral Analysis of “Alif Baa”: Introduction to Arabic letters and sounds

Coastal Georgia Center

“Alif Baa”: Introduction to Arabic letters and sounds is a book that is used to teach Arabic language novice learners. the book is widely used in the US universities and it follows the ACTFL standards. The analysis is based on Banks' (2013) on Multicultural education and also on Shaheens' (2001) on stereotypes of the Arabs in the American pop culture. The analysis goes through the verbal and non-verbal texts of the book, presenting the prejudices, stereotypes and also presenting the suggestions for fair presentations.