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ESSAYS

Singing Without Music

BY Ahmed Mater

Art Education in Saudi Arabia

MAHDI AL-JERAIBI, Jadal 06, 2014, from the series “Jadal,” wood, 40 x 60 cm. Courtesy the artist and Athr, Jeddah. 

I am an advocate of the philosophy that education is not about learning facts, but about cultivating ways of thinking. In this piece, I look at the way we think about education in Saudi Arabia and how it dictates and affects society.

Many mistakenly think our religion is one school or one movement, but it is diverse and constantly evolving…

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