Cultures

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Definition
Are ‘about the deeper levels of basic assumptions and beliefs shared by members of an organization’ (IBE-UNESCO, 2008: 15). UNESCO defines culture ‘as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group, that encompasses, not only art and literature, but lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions, and beliefs’ (UNESCO, 2001:3).

References
IBE-UNESCO (UNESCO International Bureau of Education)2008. Inclusive education: The Way of the Future, Forty-eight session of the international Conference on Education. Geneva: IBE-UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Policy_Dialogue/48th_ICE/ICE_FINAL_REPORT_eng.pdf

UNESCO (2001). UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CLT/pdf/5_Cultural_Diversity_EN.pdf

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