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  • White English Education
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    "Pass the Brainwash Please, On Second Thought... ."Quietly, unobtrusively and extremely fitfully, something in my mind began to assert itself, to question things, and to refuse to be brainwashed... ". The main character, Tambudzai, in the novel Nervous Conditions by Tsi tsi Dangarembga, is determined to get a white education without losing her native tongue and ways. However this proves to be more difficult that she would expect and seeds that are planted in her mind by the whites begin to take ...
  • American Culture In Understanding Bone What Culture
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    Chinese-American Culture In Understanding Bone What culture they had was to be forgotten a difficult and practically impossible feat. The Chinese-Americans faced a wall of cultural difference that could only be scaled with the support of their parents and local community. The book review of Bone by Nhi Le stated clearly how the first generations struggle to survive and the second generations efforts to thrive made the transition into American culture possible. Overcoming barriers such as languag...
  • American Cultural Literacy
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    Cultural Literacy According to E.D. Hirsch According to E.D. Hirsch, to be culturally literate is to possess the basic information to thrive in the modern world. It is the 'grasp on the background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has. ' Inh is book, Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, Hirsch sets forth 5,000 essential words and phrases of which each person should be knowledgeable. The list ranges from idioms to mythology, from science to fairy...
  • Educational Opportunities Of African Americans
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    The American College and University The colonial colleges were among the first colleges created and were established under religious auspices. It was believed that an educated ministry was needed to establish Christianity in the New World. Harvard College was established in 1636, followed by Yale, William and Mary, Princeton and King's College later to be called Columbia University and there were also others. The general colonial college curriculum included Latin, Greek, Hebrew, rhetoric, and lo...
  • American Idea Of Cultural And Racial Superiority
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    Deculturalization refers to the 'stripping away of a people's culture and replacing it with a new culture' (Spring 1). Deculturalization is one of the most inhumane acts one can partake in. A person's culture is his / her main defining feature. Culture is the medium through which people communicate their beliefs, values, and morals. Inserting one's own culture in place of someone's pre-existing culture is the basis of ethnocentrism. People have repeatedly become victims of deculturalization, esp...
  • Diversity Issues Into A Physical Education Class
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    Mark Shaffer James Banks James Banks believes that there should be more multicultural education taught in schools. Education about ethnic diversity treats cultural pluralism within a nation-state by studying different traits from different groups, which determine one group from another. He believes that a major goal of education in a free society is acceptance of cultural pluralism as a national strength and not an obstacle. Individuals of various minority groups may maintain their ethnic identi...
  • English And Spanish 2 Way Bilingual Education
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    Multicultural Education: (Amer. Educators Encyclopedia) curricula designed to recognize the integrity, contributions, strengths, and viability of different cultural, language, and social groups in society. -Its about creating structures and process's that allow for the expression of many civilizations, communities and individuals we are. -Each group has a different history of why they immigrated and their experience. US is an intellectual and fast paced country, its a melting pot, each culture c...
  • Different Culture And A Different Way
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    Do you believe that there is more than one way to "see" things? If you were given a piece of art to look at, what would you "see"? Would you see the same thing as a three year old, as your friend in Korea, or as your art teacher? Why is it that each person would see the picture differently? Is the picture not the same in each case? Why would each person not see the same thing or interpret it the same way? According to Cole, the way we perceive things in our day-to-day lives is highly due to our ...
  • Goals Of Multicultural Education
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    Multicultural Education: Piecing Together the Puzzle When a child opens his (or her) first puzzle and the pieces fall to the ground, it may seem very confusing. What are they to do with this pile of shapes in front of them? It often takes a parent to explain to them that all the different pieces fit together into one whole picture. Although every piece is different and unique, when they are all put into their place they form one whole picture. In the same way, teachers can teach multiculturalism...
  • Education Of Our Own Culture
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    My Quality Education For years I've heard that in order to succeed one has to receive a quality education. It's kind of funny though, with all the talk about the need for this great quality education nobody ever says exactly what it is. While examining this strange phenomenon I've discovered the basic universal elements of a 'quality education'. I've also learned that everyone has different standards by which they judge what is and what isn't a quality education, different groups are treated dif...
  • African American Family The Mother
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    Cross-Cultural Introspective Culture is the customs, institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or group. My culture has influenced me in many ways. Being an African American woman, I have to strive to the best I can be. My ancestors died, so that I may live a full and wonderful life. I have to take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way. I believe that I am black first and a woman second. As an African American, I feel that I have to prove myself to the world. I fe...
  • Scholarship Boy
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    Summary of The Achievement of Desire Chapter Two, Hunger of Memory Richard Rodriguez, writes Hunger of Memory as an autobiographical essay to display the life he lived and the importance of education. In chapter two, The Achievement of Desire, Rodriguez tells us education is a long, unglamorous, even demeaning process. This bold statement leads us to believe that education can be harmful to some people. Rodriguez introduces the scholarship boy by saying, The scholarship boy must move between env...
  • Cultural Conflict And Struggle
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    The conception of multicultural education is created in the 1960's. Since then, it has been changed, revised, re conceptualized in a constant state of evolution both in theory and in practice. Although different teachers may have different definition of multicultural education, most of them will agree that the differences between traditional education and multicultural education is based on whether to present multiculturalism in the classroom. As Lu, Min-Zhan states in his essay, "Conflict and S...
  • Richard's And My Educational Experience
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    Socially, a person's educational experience has great impact ones life, especially their culture. Richard Rodriguez was born to a middle class working family where higher education was not sought. By age 30, he completed a Ph. D. in English Renaissance literature. Richard's and my educational experience was filled with major choices, one of which separated us from our culture. Even though Richard Rodriguez's family and mine are from two different backgrounds, our family's values are alike. In bo...
  • Rodriguez's Family
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    Rodriguez writes in this essay his journey to achieve a successful career, His desire to become educated and successful career. His desire to become educated and successful inevitably force him to forget his culture and to separate himself from his family because he wanted to prove that he was better, this only created a serious conflict between his heritage and the new culture he became part of. Rodriguez makes his choice; he takes his first step toward academic success away from his family. He...
  • Lead To Culture Shock
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    Culture shock is the shock of the new and unfamiliar, and for international students almost everything can be new and unfamiliar. Life in new place with different educational system and language may cause culture shock... For example, the student may come from a country where the goal of education is to teach an agreed body of knowledge and students are expected to know a large number of facts by rote. They will therefore be unused to learning by discovery and critical thinking that is required ...
  • Comfortable For Children Of Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds
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    In present day America, there is not only one culture, but many different people of various backgrounds. The diversity is even more so today than twenty years ago. In order for people to get along, they must understand and accept the differences among each other. They must also have respect. That is why it is important for educators to impose cultural acceptance to their students so that they will be able to live together peacefully in the world. There are many different definitions of the word ...
  • Hawaiian Culture
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    By completing a total of three voyages into the Pacific, Cook was able to chart and discover many Islands, among them Hawaii, where he laid the groundwork for the many travelers and fortune seekers. Among the many new arrivals in Hawaii were the missionaries, who came to save the heathens and to spread Christianity on all the islands. Determined to bring about change, the first arrivals from New England saw with dismay the half-naked people who would entertain themselves with songs and dance and...
  • Their Children Education In Many Different Ways
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    Education is a common practice throughout the world that is the basis for a child's upbringing. Different cultures teach their children education in many different ways that respond to their respected traditions. We are going to look at the education practices of three different cultures compared to that of the one that I experienced here in the United States. The education practices we will be talking about are the African education, the Aztec education, and the indigenous education. Africa is ...
  • Right To Freedom Of Speech And Education
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    I agree that human rights do not lend themselves to neat formulae. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) aims at guarding the interest of people residing in different countries. However, the political and cultural environment of a country would shape these rights. Some of the rights the essay would be discussing are the equality of the sexes, right to freedom of speech and education. Contrary to the West, women in Asia are often exploited and deprived of their rights in many areas, pa...

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