Education and Embracing Cultural Differences


The paper aims to highlight the role of education to overcome the cultural barriers. In the difficult times that humanity is going through, it is sometimes recognized that the world is influenced more by the culture of the place, money, information, emotions and less by reason. Emotional intelligence, imagination, inventiveness, creativity delimit areas of progress in overcoming cultural barriers. The egocentrism, the illusion of invulnerability or the cultural superiority destroys any claim to rationality and delimits areas of regression in the same process. Negative emotions erupt and intoxicate the society. Mostly informal, psychological, subliminal, indirect. Environmental and psychological forces amplify or diminish the process of embracing cultural differences. Educational deficiencies favor the establishment of a culture of lies and compromises in any structure. Positive, resonant education facilitates the embrace a culture of differences. Imitation works in any community. Small continuous deviations (positive or negative) will become the values of a group. The group will embrace or reject the cultural differences. The result depends on cultural and educational dominance. The effect is slow, insidious, disastrous or flourishing. The culture of the place touches everyone: "with a stick or a caress". Education in a culture of compromises or respect and tolerance makes the choice between embracing or rejecting the cultural differences.

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Gabriela Marinescu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

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Conference: ECE2020
Stream: Interdisciplinary

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Marinescu G. (2020) Education and Embracing Cultural Differences ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2020: Official Conference Proceedings
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