I was talking this morning with a friend, Scott Schopieray, and we were discussing how you can think about online education as a process of socialization or enculturation. My question is what is the difference between the two?
Scott put forth the idea that enculturation might fit within socialization. That seems to make sense, but we parted ways intending to keep thinking about it and maybe share some links.
Society is different than culture, right? Are there many cultures within a society? For instance, in our American society, there are many cultures. While, as a society, we share many of the same expectations and experiences, our cultural groups create ones that differentiate us from others within the society.
Here are two examples of cultures that exist within our American society: One, a group of Finnish-Americans in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Two, the Arab-American community around Detroit, Michigan. These two groups seem like they are both in the same society, yet are separated by cultural differences.