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Targeting Islam and the Reality of Multiculturalism - ... "Polyethnicity refers to the proximity of people from different ethnic backgrounds within a country or other specific geographic region. It also relates to the ability and willingness of individuals to identify themselves with multiple ethnicities" (Arbandi, 2007). This notion of poly ethnic pluralism may have seen its share of backlash in the beginning but as of September 11, 2001terrorist attacks, the view of the Islamic religion was significantly impacted. "The fear evoked by the attacks re-ignited existing perceptions of Muslims as 'different' and reinforced their perceived connection to violence and terrorism" (Razack, 2008)....   [tags: canada, muslim, islamic region, multiculturalism]
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Multiculturalism in America - Multiculturalism in America Ask any American how they feel about multiculturalism you are likely to get one of two responses: either a cringe or a smile. Those that cringe will say something along the line of “Multiculturalism is the wrong way to look at things. It separates us by saying that everyone is different instead of saying that we are the same and unifying us.” Those that smile will talk about how great multiculturalism is because they get to see aspects of all different cultures on television and on the radio and they are free to explore all the different things that various cultures have to offer....   [tags: Multiculturalism in Education]
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Multiculturalism in Education - Multiculturalism is not just a concept, it is an important term for teachers to integrate into their daily classroom instruction. Nowhere is the need for the inclusion of a culturally diverse education more evident than in our state. "Currently, 30% of students in the U.S. are ethnic minorities. Our state's public schools educate a student population that is 42% ethnic minority (35% African American, 4% Asian, 3% Hispanic, .5% Native American). Over 100 nations and 130 languages and dialects are represented in our schools....   [tags: Teaching Multiculturalism]
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Assimilationism vs. Multiculturalism - Assimilationism vs. Multiculturalism In the words of Thomas Bray, "Should we "assimilate" to one standard, or should we "celebrate" diversity?" This is a popular question in America's classrooms today. America, known as the melting pot, is made up of many different colors, races, religions, and beliefs. American professors, journalists, and authors would like to know if multiculturalism has a positive effect on children in today's classrooms. Whether or not the student's way of life and personal experiences should be discussed in class is a major issue....   [tags: Assimilationism vs. Multiculturalism]
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Multiculturalism vs Assimilation - Multiculturalism vs Assimilation America is a place where many cultures and races co-exist, so there are many different opinions and beliefs. Of course there is bound to be tension and misunderstandings, which unfortunately escalates (in some cases) into violence that we hear about in the media. So what is the solution. Should we all assimilate to one standard or should we recognize our individual cultures and consider ourselves multicultural. The answer is not an easy one to define. America is made up of the gray area between these two opposing views....   [tags: Assimilationism vs. Multiculturalism]
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Strength Through Diversity and Multiculturalism - How many times has the world seen efforts to prove the value of uniformity. I suppose Hitler's racial purity campaigns could be considered one of the most recent and visible examples. And some might say that, due to the ease of transport in this shrinking world, it won't be too many more generations before the world does see one homogeneous race on this planet. It is likely to come about just through cross breeding. There are other examples of this philosophy in less grandiose forms. Take companies that only hire from within their own industry....   [tags: international education, multiculturalism] 481 words
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Multiculturalism in Canada - Multiculturalism has become a controversial topic in the US and Canada as a result of increasing the number of immigrants from various backgrounds. Multiculturalism is a government policy such as the Canadian Multiculturalism Act. This policy has been established to manage cultural diversity which helps people to have deeper understanding of different cultures, races and religions in order to generate better interaction among different races in Canada and the US. This essay will discuss the advantages of North-American multiculturalism in terms of general tolerance and integration and economic development....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity]
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Multiculturalism in Canada - Multiculturalism" is the existence of a culturally diversified society where people from different backgrounds and races come and live together. However an insight of this integrated society reveals that everyone seems to have a different opinion on the issue of how this diverse community should operate. One of the countries of North America called "the mosaic" is Canada. It has earned this distinct name because of the mix of races, cultures and ethnicities residing in it. Canada's geographical features and its harsh climate became a disadvantage to its population growth many years ago....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity] 659 words
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Multiculturalism in Organizations - Due to globalization, economical and social reasons multicultural contact is increasing. As human beings we stereotype even without noticing because it is our way to understand the world and make sense of it. This piece of writing will be looking at multiculturalism, how the process happens and how it is expressed in organisations. Culture can be showed through values, rituals, heroes and symbols; thought grouping and categorising people and the word around us we make up our mind of what is good or bad and right or wrong....   [tags: Globalization, Stereotyping, Culture]
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Multiculturalism and the Canadian identity - Multiculturalism and the Canadian identity. Introduction What is Canada. What is a Canadian. Canada, to employ Voltaire's analogy, is nothing but “a few acres of snow.”. Of course, the philosopher spoke of New France, when he made that analogy. More recently, a former Prime Minister, Joe Clark, said that the country was nothing but a “community of communities”. Both these images have helped us, in one way or another, try to interpret what could define this country. On the other hand, a Canadian could be a beer, a hockey-playing beaver or even a canoe floating in a summer day's sunset....   [tags: Religious Symbol, Canadian Culture]
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Multiculturalism in the 21st Century - Multiculturalism in the 21st century is the concept of combining inclusion, respect and acceptance to our varied diversities. Sounds simple, but it is not an easy challenge for colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. Recognition of diversity is not the only facet of creating a multicultural community. The key difference in the 21st century multiculturalism is the concept that diversity must encompass the concept of inclusion. For decades we have been addressing diversity by embedding dissimilar players in campus situations; we have created a man-made form of diversity....   [tags: culture, diversity, education, inclusion, college]
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Multiculturalism in a Pluralistic Society - In this signature assignment, I will discuss my understanding of multiculturalism in a pluralistic society. Furthermore, a portion of this essay will focus on Constitutional Right’s protecting basic educational freedoms as well as factors that affect public education in America. Lastly, I will conclude the assignment with suggestions for delivering a multicultural education in the future. I studied the meaning of multiculturalism earlier, but in a less general setting. As cited in a previous assignment, Gollick and Chinn (2009) believe that a multicultural education is defined as an educational strategy in which students’ cultures are used to develop effective classroom instruction and scho...   [tags: Public Education, Freedom]
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Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Workplace - Introduction This morning while I was manually brewing the coffee grains using the dripping process (cup brewer), on top of hot milk in a clear glass mug, I notice that the coffee and the milk did not mix completely. The milk wasn’t completely white, but most of the dark bold coffee was settling down on top of the milk. This physical experiment showed me that: these two elements are not as oil and water; they are mixable, but natural method of dripping was not enough to acquire a mixed uniform color....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity] 1441 words
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Multiculturalism in America: Hindrance or Advantage - ... Another issue faced within the controversy of language is voting. It was stipulated that if a district has more than 5% of the voting population who speaks another language, they must be provided a ballot in their instinctive language. “Since it had been federal law for over a century that naturalized citizens must demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak English, who are the people for whom a bilingual ballot is necessary?” (Porter). If a citizen cannot read a voting ballot, should they be allowed to vote....   [tags: multicultural society, assimilated communities]
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Influence of Multiculturalism on Students - There are layers to multiculturalism and its influence on psychological functioning and development of students in the classroom. These layers are made of constructs, helping to define contributing factors, highlight perspectives and better illustrate a continuum of acceptance. Contributing factors to our diverse population are Americanization, assimilation, nativism, and xenophobia. In Human Differences, Kent Koppleman states Americanization “…encourages immigrants to abandon their heritage and conform to American ways” (Koppelman, 2011)....   [tags: Americanization, Assimilation] 540 words
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Achieving Multiculturalism Within the Classroom - There are many attributes that indicate the ultimate success or failure of a student within the classroom environment, whether multi-culturally defined or not. This may be consistent with an individual’s class, ethnicity, race, as well as the determination of the student themselves. The question is often raised of the impact that these key indicators have within the educational system. Background Researching specific paradigms within a multicultural-defined classroom show that there are substantial differences between males and females, rich and poor, as well as within the fluctuation of age-range....   [tags: Education ]
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The Multivisions of Multiculturalism - The Multivisions of Multiculturalism ABSTRACT: The questions suggested by the term "multiculturalism" range far and wide, embracing: questions of inclusion; questions of criteria; questions of self-identity; and questions of the meaning of multiculturalism. In this essay I provide a framework: (i) that allows us to begin a discussion that might answer such questions; (ii) that illuminates why it is that such a modest aim is the most we can hope for at this time; and (iii) that provides an understanding of what we can do in a multicultural world in order to illuminate what we should do....   [tags: Culture Multiculture Essays]
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An Analysis of Multiculturalism As Found in Different Articles - The United States of America was once seen as the melting pot for many different ethnicities. However, the idea of assimilation became viewed as symbolically violent and because of this, the concept of multiculturalism was formed. According to The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology by Jill Stein and Kerry Ferris, multiculturalism is the encouragement of acceptance of cultural differences within a society instead of the forceful nature of eliminating other cultural ideas that are not the perceived “dominant” notions (G9)....   [tags: Intellectual Audience, Rhetorical Techniques]
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Does Multiculturalism Threaten Social Cohesion - ... (Barry, p, 4) The central debate around multiculturalism concerns immigrants and how they are able or wish to integrate within the new society bearing in mind their different cultures and customs. The supporters of multiculturalism believe that immigrants will benefit society by creating new businesses and developing trade between their former countries and the host country. The UK Treasury's independent advisers believe that immigrants benefit the country because they are more likely to be of working age and paying taxes and less likely to be spending money on their education or healthcare....   [tags: lliberalism, cultures, muslim, religions]
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Multiculturalism In Canada - Canadian Multiculturalism, Same as it ever Was. (an essay by Kathleen Hoyos) Abstract: After the Second World War ended, Canada was no longer mainly composed of its two dominant ethnocultural groups, French and English, but rather constituted by polyethnicity; meaning, Canadian culture was made up of many different ethnic groups. Since then, Canada has actively embraced multiculturalism and on 12 July 1988, the House of Commons passed Bill C-93, ‘An Act for the preservation and enhancement of multiculturalism in Canada’....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity]
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Multiculturalism In Canada - Multiculturalism is a part of any country.There are Jews in Germany, Poles in Ireland, Asians in Canada and so on. I believe multiculturalism is a good idea. It provides a wealth of cultural activities, foods, and different views of life. No one is really a true Canadian besides the native people. We are all part of a vast society we call Canada. In Canada we pride ourselves in being a mosaic, so to speak,unlike the United States where they are a so called melting pot so that if it doesn't fit they make it fit where as we change to adapt....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity] 388 words
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Multiculturalism and Technology - Multiculturalism and Technology Everything in life changes with time, and the same can be said about teaching methods that are used across the United States. At one point in time, students wrote on small chalkboards and were punished if answering a question wrong. Now days, a lot of learning is being done on computers, and students are encouraged to make mistakes so that the entire class can learn from them. With today's diversity and the growth of technology, classrooms are far from what they were seventy-five years ago, or even ten years ago....   [tags: Maxine Hairtston Education Classroom Essays]
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Multiculturalism In Canada - Multiculturalism In Canada Canada has long been called "The Mosaic", due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to Canada searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are the political state's policies concerning multiculturalism, the attitudes of Canadians around these policies, immigration, the global market, and a central point is the education and how to present the material in a way so as to offend the least amount of people....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity]
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Multiculturalism In Canada - Is multiculturalism a disruptive or an integrative force in Canadian society. In terms of education, multiculturalism is becoming increasingly disruptive in Canadian society. It seems that there is a new issue in the media focus regarding education on a weekly basis. It's becoming increasingly apparent that most, if not all issues in recent years stem from the debate of whether to centralize or decentralize our current system of education. Proponents of centralization argue that a standard national system of education will provide all people with access to the same quality of education....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity] 1692 words
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Multiculturalism In Music - Visualize in your head a rock band, and a rapper. What kind of clothes are they wearing. What lyric styles are they singing in. And what color are they. Ongoing stereotypes suggest that the rock band is a group of white musicians and the rapper would be black. However, examples from the past and present shows that these stereotypes are untrue. Music is defined as “The art of organizing tones to produce a coherent sequence of sounds to elicit an aesthetic response in a listener” (Morris, 864). This country’s youth is unlike any others, we have much control over what we do, and music is something that evolves around all of us....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity] 1437 words
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What is Multiculturalism? - Multiculturalism. A long often misleading word, but what does it mean. Does it mean the combining of all cultures to form one that is meant to be the best of all. Or does it mean a world where all cultures thrive equally well and each is respected. Oddly enough, neither is often true. The true meaning lies not in the intent of the word itself, but in the real world application of it. Quite recently, I began working near a family who moved to the United States of America within the last couple of years....   [tags: Teaching Eduaction Essays] 760 words
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Pros and Cons of Multiculturalism - Pros and Cons of Multiculturalism In the United States, the people rule, but in order for the people to rule with the best interest in the whole of society in mind they must have an understanding of all cultural elements of society. Many people believe that if multiculturalism is incorporated into the curriculum, future voters will have a better foundation from which to govern. But multiculturalism is a topic that has sparked serious debate. Many people believe that it is necessary for the betterment of Americans in our fight for a more culturally accepting society....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Multiculture]
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Multiculturalism in the United States - Multiculturalism is an issue that has brought much debate to the United States. It helps us look at other cultures respectably and freely. Multiculturalism is something that we must deal with because of the millions of people immigrating to America. It is an issue that can not be ignored and therefore we need to deal with the multicultural issue. Many people confuse race and culture. The term "race" has been found out to notmean anything. Scientists agree that, in terms of DNA genetics, "race" has no significant meaning as a way of categorizing human differences....   [tags: Sociology] 398 words
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Multiculturalism Will Not Elimicate Prejudice - The term “multiculturalism” has recently come into usage to describe a society characterized by a diversity of cultures. Religion, language, customs, traditions, and values are some of the components of a culture, but more importantly culture is the lens through which one perceives and interprets the world. In the past several years there has been a growing trend towards multiculturalism in many areas of our society. Most of these trends are found on college and university campuses. I think this is likely due to a belief that the traditional Christian American values and views are unable to deal with the growing numbers of various ethnic minorities in our society....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity]
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Significance of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism - Significance of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism My decision to do parts of my web page in Russian and English represents the value that I place on bilingualism and multilingual cultures. Before studying other languages, I had admired such cultures because I felt that their knowledge and understanding of the world was much broader then my own because they could to communicate with more diverse groups of people. These values concerning the importance of language are shared by the Puerto Rican historian José Luis González....   [tags: Spanish Puerto rico Cultural Essays Language] 2376 words
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Women's Issues and Multiculturalism - Women's Issues and Multiculturalism ABSTRACT: In part one of this paper, I offer a description of the main versions of multiculturalism, with its liberal interpretation among them. In part two, I give an outline of the changes that have taken place in women's social status in the course of history and of the various stages of their emancipation process. In the third part I examine the relationship between multiculturalism and women's issues in general. Finally, I explore the same in Hungary, and attempt to draw some general consequences....   [tags: Feminist Feminism Cultural Essays] 3214 words
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Multiculturalism in Mother Tongue, Memorial Day and Multiculturalism, and College Writing - Multiculturalism in Mother Tongue, Memorial Day and Multiculturalism, and College Writing       As an American it is very important to understand the different concepts of assimilation and multiculturalism. It is these terms that differ one person from everybody else in some kind of way. Multiculturalism is a term that is just what it sounds like. It is including several cultures. According to the American Heritage dictionary, multiculturalism is " a social or educational theory or program that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than in only one mainstream culture....   [tags: Tongue Memorial Writing]
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Celebrating Multiculturalism - Question Answered: Discuss the way(s) in which International Education celebrates multiculturalism. Outline the values of diversity in the context of modern education. International education brings the ideas of many to one place of learning. These ideas express different views of different topics. Being exposed to different views and ideas help us learn the subject matter more effectively. This is primarily because when we are surrounded by people who are from the same place that we are, the majority will think the same things that we do, and if we all think the same thing from the start, how will our minds ever expand....   [tags: International Education] 793 words
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The Complex Relationship Between Multiculturalism and Feminism - The Complex Relationship Between Multiculturalism and Feminism These days, it seems that multiculturalism is generally an assumed good. Increased acknowledgement of diversity and cultural sensitivity seem to be steps toward leveling the playing field for all human beings. And that is the goal of much scholarship and activism, right--to secure and ensure human rights across the board. That is one of global feminism’s aims, so it would seem that multiculturalism would help, not hinder, feminist work to better the situation of women....   [tags: Feminist Feminism Essays] 844 words
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Philosophy and Multiculturalism: Searle, Rorty, and Taylor - Philosophy and Multiculturalism: Searle, Rorty, and Taylor ABSTRACT: John Searle opposes multiculturalism because he views it as part of a movement to undermine the concepts of truth and objectivity in the Western tradition. Richard Rorty disagrees with Searle about the relation between philosophical theories of truth and academic practices, but he is neutral on the issue of multiculturalism. Charles Taylor approaches the issue historically, defending multiculturalism as emerging from one branch of liberal political theory....   [tags: Education Philosophical Essays]
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Christians Cannot Blindly Accept Multiculturalism - Racial reconciliation should be a top priority for every Christian of any race or cultural background. But will this demand for a "multicultural center of learning" produce a less prejudiced society. Multiculturalists insist on greater sensitivity towards, and increased inclusion of, racial minorities and women in society. Christians should endorse both of these goals. But many advocating multiculturalism go beyond these demands for sensitivity and inclusion; here is where Christians must be careful....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity] 2949 words
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Mullticulturalism in Canada - Canada is renowned world wide for being a multi-cultural mosaic of people. The entire nation is built on centuries of immigration. In the world spotlight Canada is seen as a nation of peacekeepers, smiling faces, and immigration welcomers. Immigration changes more than just the amount of people in the country, it influences many different facets of the Canadian lifestyle, everything from education, to economics is altered in some way by bringing in new people. The changes that arise from immigration are speculated by some as either problematic or beneficial....   [tags: immigration, evolution, diversity, cultures]
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Multicultural citizenship Will Kymlicka - ... He also mentions that importance of being yourself, being me what does that mean, how do you achieve this when a lot of the time we have to conform to other peoples rules. This forming of ones proper identity is vital. We as he puts it are dialogical . Identity is formed based on where we come from our backgrounds, religion, races, cultures but also our aspirations and goals. Many things define us and the ways we define and use these things are empirical to our formation. Our identity depends on our dialogical interactions and relations with others....   [tags: religion, multiculturalism]
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The Chaos of the Melting Pot: Multiculturalism in Bharati Mukherjee’s Fiction - ... Adrienne Rich presents her assimilation theory : “To assimilate means to give up not only your history, but your body, to try to adopt an alien appearance because your own is not good enough, to fear naming yourself lest name be twisted into label.” (Rich 142). Assimilation is not the destruction of one’s true identity. On the contrary, it is about the great intermingling of cultural influence that comprises the American condition. Mukherjee prefers to use the word “mongrelization” to describe precisely the process of fusion and two-way transformation that she dramatizes in her fiction, especially in novels like Jasmine and Desirable Daughters....   [tags: cultural diversity, ethnic societies]
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Multiculturalism: Achieving Harmony in a Varied Racial World - The concept of multiculturalism is a recently introduced one, and is rapidly gaining popularity in all parts of the world.. This idea not only promotes the coming together of different cultures, but also helps eradicate discrimination against different races, and people from all walks of life. In today’s rapidly evolving world, strong emphasis is being placed upon the importance of creating a ‘global village’. Thus, in order to do so, the world will have to behave like a village itself, by removing any forms of discrimination, or violence that may exist....   [tags: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity] 480 words
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Knowledge Gained from 2000 United States Census Regarding the Role of Demographics in Education - In an article about the effect of demographics on education—released shortly after the findings of the 2000 United States Census—Hodgkinson (2000/2001) discusses, rather generally, knowledge gained from the census in terms of its ramifications for educators and educational leaders. Beginning with a discussion of general changing demographics, the author continues by exploring the questions of race and age in America, and concludes with a section on tips for teachers and the importance of demographics....   [tags: multiculturalism, teaching, teachers]
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Multiculturalism In the United States: Demographics, Diversity, & Divisions - Multiculturalism In the United States: Demographics, Diversity, & Divisions Introduction One of the most unique aspects of the United States is the diversity of its people. The Statue of Liberty states, “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” and America has indeed become an amalgam of people of different races, religions, and creeds. In order to better respond the needs of its assorted citizens, the American government has sought to learn about the characteristics of its people....   [tags: Race Culture America]
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Protecting Cultural Distinctiveness: The Key to a Thriving Future in America - ... While taking the guise of language preservation, proponents of English-only policies are often not truly concerned with the status of the English language in American society. Rather, language policy scholars argue: “legislation regulating ethnic and language minorities’ language use” is about “social control goaded by racial animus that uses language to discriminate against its speaker” (Pac, 195). This is not to say there is no legitimate reason to support ‘English-only’ laws. Such laws would likely save money, at the very least....   [tags: immigration, multiculturalism, globalization]
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The Importance of Diversity in Society: Let differences be embraced - Difference defines our world. Race, gender, and sexuality are everywhere. They bounce recklessly back and forth in the American consciousness, creating a fog of confusion in which we all get lost. In an ideal world, difference would not matter. Yet our world is far from ideal, and so we must confront difference, regardless of how painful and complex this confrontation can be. Difference is difficult, and is often used to oppress and exploit. It is a labyrinth, though, in which we must necessarily get lost if we are to ever find our way to understanding....   [tags: diversity, multiculturalism, culture] 1295 words
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Management Report for Company K - Internal communication is vital to building employee engagement, which brings competitive and financial benefits to organisations (CIPD, 2010). In the globalised working environment, the challenge is delivering messages to a multicultural workforce, whilst setting the basis for engagement. This report: • assesses multiculturalism influence over internal communication; • determines the most appropriate internal communication channels and messages to engage employees within multiculturalism; and • draws recommendations for the organisation internal communication strategy....   [tags: internal communication, multiculturalism]
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Indigenous Bilingual Education Programs in Australia - Introduction Despite Australia’s ever-growing multiculturalism, it has been found that ‘monolingualism is extraordinarily common in Australia throughout the general population and all occupational levels (Bostock, 1973).’ With such an array of cultures present, one would assume that Australian education systems would have endless bilingual programs in place. However, this is not the case. Despite the successes of bilingual education on a global scale, little effort has been made to preserve any Australian languages, meaning that language death has become an everyday factor that Indigenous individuals have to deal with (Wurm, 1991)....   [tags: Australian Multiculturalism, Monolingualism] 2328 words
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Multiculturalism: The Belle of Tjililin by Soeka Hati and Raden Adjeng Moerhian by Njoo Cheong Seng - ... “I am not willing to receive your money, Mom!. Cause I can earn some money by working and using my skill, “Siti says with trembling. And she almost failed if she does not hold her hand in the chair nearby. (71) The effort to separate their relationship also applied to Seng Ho. Seng Ho is asked to go to Singapore to start the business for three months. It is meant that Seng Ho can forget Siti, in fact Seng Ho keep remembering Siti. When he came back from Singapore, Seng was surprised when he knows that Siti and her parents already moved....   [tags: Siti Arsiah, indonesia]
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From Myth to Multiculturalism - Nieto and Bode (2008) observe that one myth about first-generation European immigrants who came to the United States during the period of immigration between 1880 and 1915 is that they succeeded academically. The fact, however, is they did not do well (Rothstein, 2004 as cited in Nieto & Bode, 2008) and most of the immigrants did not graduate from nor even attend high school ("Education," n.d.). Even second-generation immigrants often did not fare well; for example, only 17% of male and nine percent of female second-generation Italian students in 1915 in Providence, Rhode Island entered high school and a mere 33% of these graduated (Foner & Alba, 2006)....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Canada's Identity - Canada’s identity comes in many shapes and forms. Multiculturalism has been adopted and is at the forefront of Canadian identity. Following the Second World War, Canada’s multiculturalism policies became more acceptable and even successful in, not only accepting, but inviting multiple ethnic cultures in. In contrast to other countries, multiculturalism adaptation works for the Canadian culture. Canadian policies on multiculturalism have shifted over the past few decades; policies are now implemented for integration, not discrimination....   [tags: Multiculturalism, Religion, Culture] 1291 words
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Multicultural Educational System - Multicultural Educational System Historically, The United States has been a racially and ethnically a diverse nation. Since Americans represent a variety of cultures and have a variety of viewpoints, we share many cultural traditions, values, and political ideals that cement us together as a nation. Children can develop their ideas and their identity at early stages in schools. Education should stress the value of diversity and avoid portraying one culture or group as superior to others. A multicultural educational system would not only educate the students in a classroom, but also enrich the teacher and society....   [tags: Multiculturalism Education Culture Essays]
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