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Comparing Enculturation & Acculturation

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At it's most basic, what is cultural acquisition?

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1. What is enculturation?

2. Is enculturation a conscious or subconscious process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By taking these assessments, you can find out how well you understand enculturation vs. acculturation. Multiple-choice questions on this quiz and worksheet ask you to define key concepts and exhibit knowledge of culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools can gauge your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of cultural acquisition
  • Meaning of enculturation
  • Whether enculturation is a conscious or subconscious process
  • Term referring to the process of learning another culture's rules
  • Inherent aspects of learning culture through enculturation and acculturation

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases like cultural acquisition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding enculturation as a process and inherent aspects of learning a culture
  • Reading comprehension - read and pull essential information from the accompanying lesson covering differences between enculturation and acculturation

Additional Learning

To better understand enculturation vs. acculturation, explore the accompanying lesson called Comparing Enculturation & Acculturation. In this lesson, the following is covered:

  • Informal vs. formal enculturation
  • Example of culture shock
  • Purpose of assimilation
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