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enculturation

[en-kuhl-chuh-rey-shuh n] /ɛnˌkʌl tʃəˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the process whereby individuals learn their group's culture, through experience, observation, and instruction.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; en-1 + (ac)culturation
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for enculturation

enculturation

/ɛnˌkʌltʃʊˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
another word for socialization
Derived Forms
enculturative (ɛnˈkʌltʃʊrətɪv) adjective
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Contemporary definitions for enculturation
noun

the social process by which culture is learned and used by a human infant; also called socialization

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Word Origin and History for enculturation
n.

1948 (Herskovits), from en- (1) + culturation (cf. acculturation).

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