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ERIC Number: EJ934660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Jewish Arab Activism through Dialogical Encounters: Changing an Israeli Campus
Hager, Tamar; Saba, Tuffaha; Shay, Nava
Journal of Peace Education, v8 n2 p193-211 2011
This paper introduces a Jewish Arab dialogue model of national encounters which has been developed at Tel Hai College in Upper Galilee in Israel. These planned encounters, which have taken place for eight consecutive years within the framework of a course entitled "A Jewish-Arab dialogue--action research" are recognized as part of the bachelor degree requirement within the Department of Education. Group meetings designed to build mutual acquaintance and understanding between Jews and Arabs have been taking place for several decades in various locations, including Israeli academia. This model is unique as it consciously directs its participants towards activism in the institution where it is located. Conceived as a process of reflexive identity study and research, jointly examining power structures, the course has aimed for extended, on-campus dialogue between Arabs and Jews, studying, and attempting to reduce the college reality of structural inequities between these groups, thus effecting actual social-political change on campus. In this paper we will describe this encounter model by outlining its characteristics--its objectives and facilitation methods--in comparison with recognized models, demonstrating how by challenging established structures of interventions, we created a different model which has mobilized participants into changing their immediate environment and consequently their lives. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel