¶ … relationship with culture has been mixed in terms of benefit. The word "cult" is the root word of culture and by nature, it is exclusionary. Culture provides boundaries between groups of people to set them apart, for better or for worse. Just because something is different does not mean it is better or more appropriate in terms of culture. Other cultures can help us learn about our own special gifts and talents. Sharing these gifts with one another allows the growth and evolution of culture into a something more practical. Not one culture is better than another and including some cultures must also mean excluding others. Finding a useful balance in exposing students to culture requires experience and wisdom that is gained only through learning about other cultures and experiencing them first hand.
The culture that was impacted upon me was based in dogmatic religion. The arts, music and limited dancing all surrounded the idea of the martyrdom of Jesus Christ. In essence, my Christian background celebrated death instead of life. Much of the music that was presented at Church was depressing and spoke of great trials and tribulations. This culture was given to me by parents who in turn received it from theirs.
The culture handed to me was not sufficient as I grew older, and found that true expression was at the heart of artistic endeavor. The best pieces of art were often found outside normal cultural barriers suggesting the limitations that culture can often have. Being exposed to new and different music as a result of music videos on TV helped in developing new tastes that transcended my normal understanding of how humans express themselves.
Children are responsible for maintaining their own cultural ties. My role as a teacher is not to teach an "approved culture." As a teacher, it is important to have my students learn to think for themselves and find their own way of doing things in this world. Our own unique gifts and talents will often be squandered if there are collectively washed away in any single cultural approach. Honesty is the best way to learn about other cultures. Some things work for some people and some things don't. What is important is that students are exposed to new ideas to experiment for themselves. If families want to…
Other cultures can help us learn about our own special gifts and talents. Sharing these gifts with one another allows the growth and evolution of culture into a something more practical. Not one culture is better than another and including some cultures must also mean excluding others. Finding a useful balance in exposing students to culture requires experience and wisdom that is gained only through learning about other cultures and experiencing them first hand.
Archeology THE ROLE OF CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANITY Understanding the evolution of humanity has been one of the most critical quests for most individuals in the current society. The intersection between environmental influences and culture creates an area of social interest with a focus on human evolution. Empirical research shows that the society plays a significant role in shaping the evolution of human beings as evidenced by psychological
D.). For example, in the U.S., decisions are frequently delegated, that is, an official assigns responsibility for a particular matter to a subordinate. In many European nations, like Germany, there is a strong value placed on holding decision-making responsibilities oneself. When decisions are made by groups of people, majority rule is a common approach in the U.S. while in Germany consensus is the preferred mode. One should be conscious that
Said factors certainly do nothing to discredit the relevance of this tool's use in qualitative research, but they do suggest that such research methodology may well be complimented by the implementation of additional data-gathering methods that is driven by quantitative measure. Namely, it should be seen as a primary benefit of the questionnaire that its ergonometry of inquiries should serve in a degree as a means to internal variable control.
Changes in smoking and in the consumption of fruits and vegetables probably played a minor role in this decrease." (Disease Priorities in Developing Countries, nd) This information is shown in the following chart labeled Figure 1. Source: Willet et al. (nd) The work of Beblo and Lauer (2002) reports an analysis of the "intergenerational transmission of poverty from Polish parents to their children through children's educational attainment during the transition process
They wanted to know the best places to go after work, and expected him to help them in that regard. Hanes finally told his Japanese trainers "he preferred not to mix business with pleasure." Within a couple days, the group requested another instructor. The critical issue here, one can quickly discern, is that Hanes did not do his homework on the Japanese business culture; if he had, he would know
I longed for a mother with a scarf on her head and a skin so dark that I never would have to be afraid at night again that the sun would ever burn me" (350). It is this sense of personal shame of having a white mother, caused by the teasing of her peers, that perhaps drives the daughter's longing to travel to Surinam someday to meet her extended family