International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 4 (2016), No. 1, Pages 1-13

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v4i1p01

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Arab and Jewish Students Creating Identity Drawing Map (IDM) of Peace and Coexistence

Mayyada Ashkar1  Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz2  Abeer Farah1 

1School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
2Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel


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During the last decade we conducted a set of studies following our methodology developed for the analysis of drawings to assess identity. We gathered interviews and asked for Identity Drawing Maps IDM from 184 students aged 20-30 years. This study is based on qualitative analysis of eight IDMs representing the main groups in the Israeli society: Arabs; Christian, Muslim, Druze and Jews (2 maps for each group). We aim to examine the way in which students from different background use hyphenated identities and express messages of peace and co-existence. The findings give some hope that despite the ongoing conflict, Students from different cultural, national and religious backgrounds wish to live in pluralistic society that respects all the members and encourages values of equality, partnership and co-existence.

Keywords: hyphenated identity; University of Haifa; Jews; Arabs; identity drawing map

To Cite this Article: Ashkar, M., Hertz-Lazarowitz, R., & Farah, A. (2016). Arab and Jewish students creating Identity Drawing Map (IDM) of peace and coexistence. International Education Research, 4(1), 1-13.

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Arab and Jewish Students Creating Identity Drawing Map (IDM) of Peace and Coexistence