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Cultural Diversity

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Would someone please look over these questions and my answers? If I'm wrong,
please let me know.


1. Which one of the following would be
considered a sterotype?

A. Pacific Coast Indians are drunks.

B. Most Central and South American
Hispanics have dark-skin.

C. Children with disabilities should
have access to programs for children
without disabilities.

D. American children who grow up in
the Southern United States have
a distinct accent when they speak.


2. Miss Powell's early childhood
students are from American,French,
and Japanese families whose heads
of household hold management,
professional,and executive level
jobs. These families have chosen
this early learning center because
of its excellent reputation for
teaching English as a second
language, plus early academics.
This group's values and goals would
be identified as:

A. first generation
B. mainstream
C. new middle class
D. socially emerging


3. Maria's family came from Juarez,
Mexico and Paco's from Madrid,Spain.
Both are Hispanic;both speak Spanish
and attend the Catholic Church.
Maria's family tends to be more
conservative and closely bound to
family and tradition whereas Paco's
family have moved into the
mainstream and are progressing up
the middle class ladder.
Contrasts between the two present
one example of a/an:

A. enclave
B. miniculture
C. microculture
D. ghetto


Here are my answers:

1. (D) American children who grow up in
the Southern United States have
a distinct accent when they
speak.

2. (B) mainstream

3. (C) microculture


Please be sure you read question number
two closely,because I am not very sure that my answers are all correct.
Please help!

  • Cultural Diversity -

    I disagree with your answer for # 1. Please look at A again. Are all Pacific Coast Indians drunks? Isn't that a stereotype?

    I think you're right on #2, although none of the answers seem to cover the diverse backgrounds of the students. But mainstream seems to be the closest. I suggest you check your text again to get precise definitions for each of these terms.

    Your answer to # 3 is correct.

  • Ms. Sue------- This is for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -

    Ms. Sue,
    on question 2, would the best answer be
    (B)mainsteam or (C)new middle class?

    My text states:

    The term mainstream refers to those individuals or groups who share values
    of the dominant culture. These are primary members of the middle class
    who hold the values of the macroculture
    in the U.S. and are not limited to individuals from a single ethnic or racial group.

    I am still thinking "mainstream" is a better answer.

    Please help!

  • Cultural Diversity -

    I agree, that "mainstream" is the better answer. Your question states that the heads of the households hold managerial and professional positions. They are already in the middle class -- so they are not a "new" middle class. These families share the values of the macroculture by having their children learn English and get an early academic education.

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