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Cultural vs. Ethnic Identity in Teaching

What do you view as the differences between cultural identity and ethnic identity? How does an understanding of both of these assist a teacher?

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Sometimes ethnicity and cultural identity are almost synonymous. For instance my husband is from Morocco. Yet he views his Moroccan cultural identity as very different from those of other North African countries or ethnicities between whom we Westerners can distinguish little ethnic differences. He can easily spot if another, who to us is very similar in features is from his home country or culture and who is not. Often how we identify our cultural identity may be completely dissimilar from our ethnic heritage, and it often has roots in the beliefs systems with which w identify One who identifies himself can be vary ...

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This posting shows differences between cultural identity and ethnic identity using personal examples and then speaks about how this knowledge can be applied to teaching a class. 414 words.