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Chapter 2 Vocabulary

Chapter 2 Vocabulary - Mesa Community College Course EDU...

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Mesa Community College Student Number 20 Course: EDU 221 – Introduction to Education Chapter 2 – Diversity in Society 1. diversity – the wide range of differences among people, families, and communities based on their cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as their physical and academic abilities 2. socioeconomic status – the economic condition of individuals based on their or their family’s income, occupation, and educational attainment 3. culture – socially transmitted ways of thinking, believing, feeling, and acting within a group of people that are passed from one generation to the next 4. stereotypes – the attribution of common traits, characteristics, and behavior to a group of people without acknowledgment of individual differences within the group 5. enculturation – the process of learning the characteristics and behaviors of the culture of the group to which one belongs 6. assimilation – a process by which an immigrant or culturally distinct group is
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