Jordan/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.2 Arts in schools

Culture is defined within religion and the state. There are several subjects in which culture is interjected, under the subject headings of Islamic Cultural Studies, National and Civil Studies, Vocational Education, Arab Language, Contemporary Arab History, and General Cultural Studies. These subjects focus on the quotations of Islamic studies, the Monarchy, major historical sites in Jordan....etc.[1] The content of the course books are very dogmatic and are very much geared towards maintaining the Monarchy and faithfulness to the country. Also the information tends to lean towards less useful facts and tools that do not broaden the scope, definition and understanding of culture.

[1] Ministry of Education books from the years of 3rd, 6th and 11th grade.

Chapter published: 04-05-2016