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To see from your perspective : Palestinians and Israelis using art, dialogue and narratives to build mutual understanding

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To see from your perspective : Palestinians and Israelis using art, dialogue and narratives to build mutual understanding

Goodfriend, Tali (2006) To see from your perspective : Palestinians and Israelis using art, dialogue and narratives to build mutual understanding. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This method of teacher-as-researcher, or action research, grew out of a personal need to explore the issues of how art was being used in Israel as a means to connect with the Arab-Israeli and Palestinian population. The research began by interviewing students, teachers and the director of the photography project at Givat Haviva, Israel. The project titled "Through Others' Eyes" brought together 20 Arab-Israeli and 20 Jewish youth for a period of one year. The project involved taking photos of each other's homes, families and lifestyle. The aim was to help the students move away from stereotyping and prejudices and replace them with friendship. Could a project such as this achieve the desired end result? Would the high school students be able to connect with one another through the photography project? Would the process be enough to build new perceptions and help the participants begin to see from another perspective? The Givat Haviva research encouraged me to participate in my own process of art, dialogue and personal narrative within a multi-faith, Arab, Palestinian and Jewish, dialogue group in Montreal, Canada. In bringing both projects together, I reflect upon the process and conclude with the general findings from this interactive teaching/learning experience.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Goodfriend, Tali
Pagination:xi, 135 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Art Education
Date:2006
Thesis Supervisor(s):Blair, Lorrie
ID Code:8922
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:39
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:03
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