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Is Canada a ‘country without a core culture’?

Is Canada a ‘country without a core culture’? | Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
No matter where people are from, nearly 90% of us primarily speak English or French at home.

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Nicole Elmenhorst's curator insight, November 16, 2014 11:35 AM

Canada is a country with a huge multicultural society. Out standing numbers are reviled in this article. Cant help but wonder how they all get along so well, while we in Norway have so many differences, and disputes connected to our multicultural society. 

Markus Ingdahl's curator insight, November 25, 2014 4:39 AM

The supposed fear implied in this article over not having a ``core culture`` seems rather close-minded. Canada is a reckoned force in multiculturalism, but this article seem to project the assimilation aspect of this, and portray it as a negative thing. I think assimilation is a good thing, but i dont neccessarily think the lack of assimilation is a bad thing. 

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Multiculturalism in Literature

An instructional video covering what is multicultural literature and how to connect with it.
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Old white guy for mayor: has Toronto's great multicultural project failed? - The Guardian

Old white guy for mayor: has Toronto's great multicultural project failed? - The Guardian | Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
It’s the world’s third most multicultural city – but with voters poised to replace Rob Ford with yet another middle-aged white man, Colin Marshall asks whether Toronto needs a new big idea
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Segregation Prominent in Schools, Study Finds

Segregation Prominent in Schools, Study Finds | Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
White students account for just over half of all students in public schools, down from four-fifths in 1970, but they are still largely concentrated in schools with other whites.
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This article presents details from official US governmental data. While we perhaps naively tend to think of the US as a society where you can make it, irrespective of background, analyses show that the racial and ethnic backround  of an American citizen most likely decides where he or she goes to school. Furthermore, where you go to school will very often correlate with which socioeconomic group you belong to.

 

As a teacher I found this article interesting because it also brought up the question of teacher evaluation. Teaching poor African-American or Latino students will most likely give lower test scores, but is it fair evaluating the quality of the teachers based on such scores?

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Multicultural society - UK whites & ethnics choose to live apart

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Kristian Eriksen's curator insight, November 20, 2014 3:38 AM

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1. White British people are leaving London to get away from the immigrants. They're seperating themself from the immigrants. We could have regions with very few white people and regionswith only white Britains living there to avoid the immigrants.

2. I dont think that this is a good thing because its not good for the multicultural society and people can get outcasted.

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Multiculturalism: a rich blend of cultures combine to make Australia's identity

This week #TalkAboutIt gets a taste of multicultural Australia and asks, what is Australia's identity? From the original indigenous inhabitants to the meltin...
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