Interviewees’ definition of culture and diversity
Culture relates to the beliefs, artifacts, the values, and other things that bind people together
(Smidt, 2006). We have discussed
to some degree each individual definition of culture. For example, we have discussed that culture
is the way of life. Culture is something
that brings us together and culture does relate to a sociological agent. Also an example of culture is many view the
food and music that we share in our family as being a part of our culture. For
example diversity is the differences that separate us.
I feel that each person gave their own opinion of culture, but as we have learned, culture is complex. For example, people of the same culture are quite different, depending on their individuality, their family, their gender, age, race, ethnicity, abilities, religion, economic level, social status, where they live and where they came from, sexual orientation, educational level, and even appearance, size, and shape
From engaging in conversation from each of these people, I learned a lot about how important culture is to them and how they each deal with the cultural diversity of the world. They each shared an experience on how their family culture has gone through changes as they learned to adapt to the ways and beliefs of people and their cultures. I learned that all of these people valued their own culture, and in fact that culture is a way of life that may in fact make us come closer together. I also learned that despite these three people ages, gender, income status, religion, education, and race them all had the same perspective on culture and diversity.
ReferencesGonzalez-Mena, J. (2008). Diversity in Early Care and Education. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Smidt. (2006). The Developing Child in the 21st Century. New York: Routledge.