UK Country Factors- Cultural

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Country Factors: Cultural With the United Kingdom being comprised of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wale, there is an abundance of culture within the country. There are many variables that affect the British and English culture with the UK since there are strong influences from other countries and former colonies of the country. Below is a description of some of the main cultural aspects within the UK. Language: The official language of the UK is English (British). Even though English is the main language of the country, it is important to know that there are varying dialects of the English language. Other languages such as Welsh, is a well know language, but even the Welsh speaking citizens of Scotland are usually English speaking citizens also (UK-Language Culture Customs Etiquette 2012). Religion: Christianity is considered the main religion for the majority of the British people who have religious beliefs (The World Fact Book: United Kingdom, 2012). It is important to note that since the UK is compiled of a large diverse population of people and with religious beliefs being on constant decline for the British people since the 1950’s, it is not out of the norms to find other religious practices or a large number of non - religious citizens through out the UK. Education: Education is seemingly highly valued among the UK population. The United Kingdom has an extremely high literacy rate of (99%), which is is attributable to a universal public education introduced by Scotland in the late 1800’s (Background Note: United Kingdom, 2012). It is expected for children in the UK to complete at least their compulsory educations, which are the primary
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and secondary educational years (ages 5-16). About 40% of British students continue to post secondary educational institutions (UK Demographics, 2012). There has also been an increase in the number of overseas students studying at UK higher education institutions in recent years. This number has grown from 75,600 full-time students in 1980/81 to 240,300 in 2004/05 (Education United Kingdom: British Council, 2012). Social:
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course HISTORY HIS 101 taught by Professor Greenwood during the Spring '12 term at Florida A&M.

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