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Prejudice and bias in our education system: An interesting article titled ‘ Time to look beyond the Western vi... https://t.co/s8Er1bgFcz

An interesting article titled ‘ Time to look beyond the Western view of the Middle East’ by an educator, Koh Choon Hwee, appeared in the Today paper on 23 Nov. such articles are rare in a system where everyone blindly get along with western views as the official and right views of events around the world, including domestic issues. Koh Choon Hwee discovered through her teachings in the schools that our young have been set up with very simplistic views of the Middle East as a region of deserts, camels and veiled women. How so, and she explained everything in these few words: ‘After passing through an education system in which we are more likely to study Shakespeare rather than the Persian poet Hafez, we have inadvertently been imparted with an understanding of the world as viewed from the British Isles and an ideology of the current world order that is viewed from North Ame...

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