The state can create a community that would be a single ‘cultural ghoulash’; or it can also create separate units/ghettoes for each ethnic group that would later be coerced to form a political unity. Thus, it would be “melting down the citizenry into a nation of “Americans” or “Canadians,” people who will largely share nationally defining characteristics and attributes, and, on the other hand, balkanizing them into officially structured units within the state, each with their own defining characteristics, attributes, and values”( Dickinson & Dolmage, 364). However one has to keep in mind that modern society does not function on such simple guidelines. It is not possible to bulldoze all the members and mould them into one cultural frame; and this is very apparent in the numerous leaks that have appeared in the so called ‘American cultural melting pot’; nor does ‘balkanization’ work, as we see in the failure of the former state of Yugoslavia.The ethnic groups in Canada fall broadly under a category of the population as those citizens who are not English or French in their origin and also not a member of the native Canadians. Young in his article speaks of 4 ways in which such a diverse and ethnic cultural racial group, can coexist peacefully within a social order. First, these groups can ‘assimilate’ and become a part of the host country’s culture, in this, they will have to forsake their own cultural origins.
The writer of this essay examines various resources, academic books, research articles, the Internet, and scholarly journals both in print and web based, to arrive in a logical conclusion, and take a stand to answer the question: Should private schools for ethnic minorities in Alberta, Canada be publicly funded?…
This paper focuses on the essence of cultural hegemony and its impact on different elementary schools in America. Initially, the paper provides a short glimpse of cultural hegemony and its impact. Subsequently, it dwells on the varied nature in of hegemony elementary schools across America.
The two schools have many differences but the basic function of schooling cannot be separated. That is both the schools serve the purpose of providing education to the students. Charter schools are schools that are mainly funded by public funds and they may receive private funding (Murphy 2002).
This report was very fiercely contested. There were numerous reports that were subsequently released to show that students from such schools actually performed better (Lubienski & Lubienski, p. 2). In addition to these, the recent studies that have show that there are students using vouchers to attend private schools also ignited a heated debate as to whether these programs deserved all the hype.
“Canada … has become a nation that is officially committed, through a wide range of governmental policies, to the preservation and enhancement of ethnic diversity” (Costoiu, 2008, p. 2). The multiculturalism policies in many states including Canada are based on philosophies that depict how different ethnic groups may be integrated into the society.
(Howells 22). Contrary to these assumptions is the Wave Migration Theory, which occurred thousands of years after the disappearance of the land bridges in 3,000-4,000 B.C. The theory states that groups of migrants came by boat from the adjacent lands during the Neolithic period.
Such ideology, according to Lauglo (1998), conceives of education as something that promotes equal rights among social groups, while also helping to unify the national culture.
In Norway, historically, local communities have had a strong influence on education policies concerning both the content of teaching and the management of schools (Darnell & Hoem, 1996; Lauglo, 1998).
Well established chains of connection, deregulated labour markets, cheap mass travel, English as a world language, a suddenly porous culture and, until recently, a universal welfare system--all these factors are shaping the British version of globalisation, an essentially American racket that sees all places and all polities as potentially a sort of low grade Los Angeles.
A good education provides a foundation for acquiring cognitive intelligence, and a good social atmosphere develops an intellectual individual. The idea of best school has developed two types of schooling; they are termed as “Private school” and “Public school”.