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Essay promptDrawing closely on the actual text of the novel answer one of the following prompts in an essay of approximately 1000 wordsThe relationship between education and culture is a close one as through formal learning we can shape the ways in which people interpret their experiences Education embodies values and frames both what is past history and what is possible future What is the relationship between traditional Islamic education and Western higher education in Ambiguous AdventureIt is not ironic that philosophy and religion go under one roof in Western universities making in most cases one department the department of philosophy and religion Or is it Well it depends If one was originally told philosophy is forbidden for religious reasons then it is ironic because to her it does not make any sense to combine two opposites Samba Diallo did not realize how traditional Islamic education functions until he was exposed to Western higher education otherwise he would not have bothered to write the novel anyway Todorov said that Self-knowledge develops through knowledge of the other and only through knowledge of the other P254 The Conquest of America The two different educational institutions embodied different values For instance Western higher education valued philosophy and used it as a mean while Islamic education disregarded it and refused to take notice of its importance and the importance of rational investigation as a whole Although in the novel it is implied that culture is what is affecting education one would continue to be right if claimed the opposite by stating that education is what is affecting culture The latter is true because as history taught us colonialists successfully changed how people think through changing their educational institutions and introducing them to rational thinking An example of that Sambas values have changed when he travelled to Paris Western and Islamic education differed in terms of the way they perceived philosophy as a universal valueAlthough philosophy questions existence and goddess
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