A policy, which acknowledges that many ethnic populations experience unequal access to resources and opportunities. It urges more recognition of the contributions of such populations, the preservation of certain expressions of their ethnicity, and more equity in the treatment of everybody.
1) In Liberalese, teaching students about diverse cultures or using curricula or materials that make frequent reference to diverse cultures; 2) In Conservatese, devoting more attention to Martin Luther King and famous Indian chiefs than George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (whoever they were)
the promotion and preservation of diversity; the recognition and acceptance by a larger group that its members may identify with different histories, customs, and belief systems.
The view of cultural diversity in a country as something good and desirable; a multicultural society socializes individuals not only into the dominant (national) culture but also into an ethnic culture.
The practice of acknowledging and respecting the various cultures, religions, races, ethnicities, attitudes and opinions within an environment.
many or multiple cultures. The United States is multicultural because its population consists of people from many different cultures.
Often used interchangeably with diversity and pluralism to refer to an environment in which differences among people and groups are recognized, respected, and valued. They are seen as positive and desirable, rather than negative or threatening. Also refers to the combination of values, which reflect this philosophy.
ethnic or cultural heterogeneity, which marks Canadian life and which has been promoted by the federal government through a policy introduced in 1971.
Term used to describe many cultures and learning to get on with one another with mutual respect. Mussel: a mollusc similar to a clam but with narrow, dark-colored shells.
Existence of diverse, and often competing or conflicting, cultural beliefs, values, and behaviors in one culture.
the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can co-exist peacefully and equitably in a single country
The term multiculturalism summarises the way Australia address the challenges and opportunities of our cultural diversity. It is a term which recognises and celebrates Australia's cultural diversity. It accepts and respects the right of all people in Australia to express and share their individual cultural heritage within an overriding commitment to Australia and the basic structures and values of Australian democracy. It also refers specifically to the strategies, policies and programs that are designed to make our administrative, social and economic infrastructure more responsive to the rights, obligations and needs of our culturally diverse population; promote social harmony among the different cultural groups in our society; and optimise the benefits of our cultural diversity for all people in Australia.
Multiculturalism is a federal policy in Canada. it has some additional meanings. Multiculturalism is a description of the composition of Canada (the cultural and racial diversity of Canadian society) both historically and currently. It is an ideology that hold that cultural, linguistic, racial and religious diversity is a beneficial, integral, and necessary part of Canadian society and identity.
A sociopolitical concept (and in some countries, a government policy) that describes the coexistence of many different cultures in one place. As it is linked to national politics, multiculturalism recognizes that there is no essential or unified definition of a national culture, but rather emphasizes an idea of the nation as one of cultural freedom (i.e., Canada). Nominally a celebration of all cultures as equal, multiculturalist policies can often gloss over substantial power inequalities within a nation.
A policy of inclusion of all cultures and ethnicities in a society or civilization.
The belief that all cultures have intrinsic worth and that the diversity of cultures within a society is to be encouraged and celebrated.
a policy of valuing and maintaining the distinctive identities of all cultural groups within a society
the notion that peoples of diverse cultures and ethnicities can live closely together without losing their individuality.
The status of several different ethnic, racial, religious or cultural groups co-existing in harmony in the same society.
The official ideology of cultural pluralism, where all cultures have equal status and merit in Canadian society, and none has more power than another. Multiculturalism policies promote integration, not assimilation, of minority groups into society
Multiculturalism is used in its broad sense as respect and understanding for various differences between people, including those based on race, gender, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation, and physical and mental abilities.()
a policy and a set of strategies of State and Commonwealth governments of the 1970s to encourage cultural diversity and tolerance in society.
An approach to literature and literary education that focuses on the diversity of texts written by and representing people of a variety of racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
An ideology within one society that endorses cultural pluralism where all cultures have equal status. A policy announced by the federal government in 1971, acknowledging that many Canadians with non-dominant ethnicity experience unequal access to resources and opportunities.
Multiculturalism is an ideology advocating that society should consist of, or at least allow and include, distinct cultural groups, with equal status. Multiculturalism contrasts with the monoculturalism which was historically the norm in the nation-state. (Monoculturalism implies a normative cultural unity, 'monocultural' can be a descriptive term for pre-existing homogeneity).