Cultural Norms - are behaviour patterns that are typical of specific groups

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Which have distinct identities, based on culture, language, ethnicity or race separating them from other groups. Such behaviours are learned early in life from parents, teachers, peers and other human interaction. Norms are the unwritten rules that govern individual behaviour. Norms assume importance especially when broken or when an individual finds him/herself in a foreign environment dealing with an unfamiliar culture where the norms are different.

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Cultural Norms - are behaviour patterns that are typical of specific groups, which have distinct identities, based on culture, language, ethnicity or race separating them from other groups. Such behaviours are learned early in life from parents, teachers, peers and other human interaction. Norms are the unwritten rules that govern individual behaviour. Norms assume importance especially when broken or when an individual finds him/herself in a foreign environment dealing with an unfamiliar culture where the norms are different.The culture norms for most family in China is; most year 13 students use their time to study for exam preparation. For example when in New Zealand High School , Lin is supposed to spend her time doing revision not going outside for fun. Cultural Sensitivity - is a necessary component of cultural competence, meaning that we make an effort to be aware of the potential and actual cultural factors that affect our interactions with others.For example; Rose Economic teacher is not cultural sensitive where she does not aware of different culture norms practised in China. The teacher does not know Rose culture back ground where she just simply asks Rose

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