Module Six: Text Questions
What is a family? What is family composition?
-The term family is defined in this unit as a group of people who are tied together by blood, co-residence, or affection. Family composition is referred to as the makeup of a family, including the number of members, their ages, and their relationships to each other.
What is cultural bias? What is an example of this?
-Cultural bias is the interpretation or judgment of practices by the standards of one's own culture. An example of cultural bias is when someone may look at a different culture practice and consider it wrong because it is not the way they handle a particular concern.
What are stereotypes? How are they different from prejudice? -Stereotypes are assumed beliefs about a group of people. Stereotypes are different from prejudice because stereotypes are generally based on characteristics present in some members of a group, while prejudice happens when assumptions are made about a group before people get to know them.
What is the difference between a nuclear family and an extended family? -There’s a difference between a nuclear and an extended family. A nuclear family is consisting of two parents and their children, while an extended family can consist of many generations living under one roof. Examples of an extended family are grandchildren living with grandparents, or an elderly father living with his daughter’s family in their household. Critical Thinking Questions
How can families assimilate to a new culture?
-Families can assimilate to a new culture by learning the new culture’s language (helps parents communicate with teachers, doctors, etc.), by acknowledging differences between the cultures, and by being open-minded about the people and practices of the new culture.
What are some of the problems with stereotypes or cultural bias when looking at families? -One problem with stereotypes or cultural bias when looking at families...
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