School & Cultures ( Ethnic Minorities )

Examines education as institutional mirror of cultural dynamics.

Societies evolve through the process of education. As one of the principal agents of societal change, education mirrors the dynamics of a society at any given time. When a society is multi-cultural, such as ours, educational institutions will be one of the places in which cultural phenomena and cultural trends manifest themselves.
All human institutions are created by the culture in which they exist; therefore, all institutions are social institutions, including schools. Academic institutions are established by people in order to carry out their ideas and purposes–the ideas and purposes that are considered appropriate by the cultural environment. Those attending schools learn the values and the methods of the prevailing social order. Oftentimes, what is(…)

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