Culture_and_Education

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Culture and Education Angel Robinson, Jocelyn Mellen,  Patrick Welch and Danny Bauer 
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What is Culture? Dictionary Definitions 1. the quality in a person or society that arises from a  concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters,  manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.  2. that which is excellent in the arts, manners, etc.  3. a particular form or stage of civilization, as that of a  certain nation or period: Greek culture.  4. development or improvement of the mind by education or  training.  5. the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular  social, ethnic, or age group: the youth culture; the drug  culture.  6. Anthropology. the sum total of ways of living built up by a  group of human beings and transmitted from one generation  to another. 
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Conceptions of Culture Culture as Cultivation Culture as Tradition Culture as Information Bits Culture as Symbol System Culture as Models for Action and Emotion Culture as Distributed along lines of Power in  Society Culture as Residing in Local Communities of  Practice
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Culture as Cultivation Cultivation involves disciplining the Natural High Culture- defined my elite tastes Museums, symphony halls, theater, and  libraries Low Culture- popular culture Lots of diverse artifacts and practices Fashion changes and popular music There are even more specific subgroups
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Culture as Tradition Culture is seen as something everyone has  and makes use of routinely, regardless of  social position Seen as tradition that is handed down across  generations The sum total of social inheritance Sir Edward Burnett Tylor: “Culture or  Civilization…is that complex whole which  includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law,  custom, and any other capabilities and habits  acquired by man as a member of society”
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Culture as Information Bits Culture can be thought of as consisting of  many small chunks of knowledge that are  stored as a large pool of information within a  bounded social group. No single member of the group has learned  all knowledge that is possessed by the group  as a whole. Can be understood by analogy to language General Culture = language Subculture = dialect Microculture = idiolect 
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Culture as Symbol System Culture as a more limited set of large chunks of  knowledge Conceptual structures that frame of constitute what is  taken as “reality” by members of a social group This conception of culture emphasizes relatively  tight organization of patterns, coherence in the  overall meaning system, and identical 
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