Three Main Models Of Multiculturalism

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Multicultural approach The practice of giving equal attention to various altered backgrounds, for instance an undergraduate classroom with students from several different countries and who speak different languages. A process of communicating where more than one cultures, communicating to each other and sharing ideas , thoughts and opinion and creating an interesting environment. However discussing basic characteristics of culture will have student refine their understanding of culture today. (Scupin, 2012) Multiculturalism Cultural diversity arising from the existence within a society, it acknowledges the importance of beliefs, values and ways of life in establishing a sense of self-worth for individuals and groups alike. There are three main models of multiculturalism of which will briefly explain above. …show more content…

Culture is transmitted from generation to generation through symbolic learning and language. However national symbols are powerful and often triggers behaviours and emotional states. For example, the design of colours of flags of different countries represent symbolic association with abstract ideas and concept. Some flags colour red symbolise blood, others it may symbolise revolution. (Shi-xu, 2004) Childhood acquisition of culture knowledge The early phase children learn two basic cultural concept, inside of the house and the outside world. For example in Japanese households, removing shoes before entering the house presents the inside, which also represent safety and security. Therefore the outside present the strangers, ghosts and demons. At the age of 2 years, build up person relations with neighbours, at the age of 4 are introduced to the outsider day nursery, at first they will refuse to join, but eventually become involved with the new group. Children learn to cooperate with one another and begin to develop an Identity. (Bruce, 2015) Multicultural

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