Children Culture And Inequality Analysis

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Children culture and inequality
‘Culture’ refers to the acquisition of awareness of one’s knowledge, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the world, and matters of possessions obtained by a group of people during generations through individual and group striving. (Spencer-Oatey, 2012) Culture give an identity to a group ensures survival and increases the feeling of belonging.
Identity development
Identity is an individual's self-explanation that stresses the enduring personalities of the self. To understand identity, the individual can justify the origins of these personalities features and the impacts behind those origins. Inclusive identity includes an interpretation
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Cultural identity turn out to be an evident through social association. However, Jane Collier and Milt Thomas joined the study and the methodical recording of human cultures of communication and social structure of cultural identity. These belongings refer to the way members of a group talk their identity. First is the Avowal and ascription which deals with how one observe and voice his/her view about certain group identity. Second is modes of expression which is the use of core symbols such as names, labels and expected standard of behaviour which community share and follow to show that they belong to a group, exhibits shared identity. Third, individual, relational and communal identity signifies how an individual recognises his cultural identity based on his experiences. Relational implies how individuals cooperate with one another and communal identity is the use of communication in the creation, affirmation, and cooperation of shared identity. The fourth is the enduring and changing aspect of identity. This identity changes due to number of factors which are social, political and economic background. The fifth is the affective cognitive and behavioural characterises of identity which refers to emotions fully attached to cultural identity situations. Sixth is the content and relationship levels which form the communication between two or more individuals. Lastly is the reputation which…show more content…
Children’s culture is not fully taught in early childhood education nor does it gives children a sense of belonging by recognising their own cultural identities. Having said that, practitioners in early childhood lack the skills and knowledge to include children’s culture in the curriculum and even if this is included, only the basics are taught. When culture practices and beliefs of families are not acknowledged, or valued, it can also lead to misperception or misinterpretation.( Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, 2016) For example, in my culture women are not allow to shake men hand but in other cultures, this is not polite and people prefer to say nothing rather than to say ‘no’. If these differences are not understood by people, it can lead to misperception and
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