Introduction In this article we will address the question of how culture is conceptualized and manifests itself in the application of qualitative methodology.
For example, most of Japanese try to be polite as much as they can and think that is virtue, while some people from certain cultures in Europe think light respect is enough. However, some cultures are similar to each other while others are not. Both Korea and Japan have a culture of being extremely polite to older people.
As shown in the example of Korea and Japan, cultures all over the world have both similarities and differences.
It is important to compare and contrast different cultures and try to learn about them, which leads to the gain of tolerance and respect to other cultures, the most important key to living in international society.
My international education let me compare and contrast Korean culture with other cultures, which led to wider understanding of customs I have not known before.
Through out the conversations with friends from a variety of countries, I could hear the different stories about various cultures.
It was the greatest opportunity given by international education. For instance, when I and my friends talked about the money of own countries during EAP class, I became to know about other currencies and could compare the money I have used with others.
Also, studying and working with diverse students and teachers with different nationalities gave me the lesson of respecting and tolerating other cultures. The best example is cooperation with other friends required in almost every classes of international school.
When sharing opinions and researching together, I could learn how to communicate with sundry people respecting each other. That was what I could not learn in Korean public school. The culture-mixed environment of international education and its aim to teach students how to share their thoughts with variety of people made that kinds of education possible, which eventually enlarged my view to other cultures.
The life in Japan helped me learn and understand of different cultures as well. Living in Japan, I could observe both similarities and differences between Korea and Japan, and through this observance, I understood Japanese culture and started to respect it.
The biggest cultural contrast I recognized is that Japanese people do not express their request or thought actively while Koreans argue right away when they have something to say. However, once the half of passengers left, I figured out that the owner of the coat was looking up at me with uncomfortable expression in her face.
I think this difference comes from the atmosphere of society. There are less protests in Japan compared to Korea. This shows that Japanese society is relatively quiet. I think Japanese people are inclined to keep everything to themselves instead of making troubles float to the surface.
After understanding this, I tried to respect Japanese people considering this general culture of Japan.
The difference between Japanese culture and Korean culture helped me understand Japan more and respect Japanese people. The biggest cultural difference I recognized is that Japanese people do not express their request or thought actively while Koreans argue right away when they have something to say.
Japan is famous with small numbers of demonstration occurrences. I think Japanese people are inclined to keep everything quiet instead of making troubles float on the surface.
I compared and contrasted the different cultures with Korean culture I have known and became to understand and respect variety of people with different nationalities.
I think the value of learning different cultures is that the learner can figure out the way to tolerate and respect different cultures.
That helps communicating with different people efficiently, which is crucial when living and working in international society in the future. This entry was posted in EAP by 16shind. Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published.Another dominant cultural divide stems from Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck's () two proposed value orientations.
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