enculturation

[en-kuhl-chuh-rey-shuhn]
noun
the process whereby individuals learn their group's culture, through experience, observation, and instruction.

Origin:
1945–50; en-1 + (ac)culturation

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enculturation (ɛnˌkʌltʃʊˈreɪʃən)
 
n
another word for socialization
 
enculturative
 
adj

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Main Entry:  enculturation
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the social process by which culture is learned and used by a human infant; also called socialization
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Word Origin & History

enculturation
1948 (Herskovits), from en- + culturation (cf. acculturation).
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Example sentences
Discusses research on teacher learning curve and enculturation process.
The process of enculturation occurs as part of the curriculum.
DL is a form of deliberate enculturation, but it is distinguished from schooling by its informality.
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