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Secondary V • 2yr.


Can someone help me differentiate between interculturalism and multiculturalism? It's a bit confusing for me.

Thank you in advance and have a good evening!


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  • Explanation from Alloprof

    Explanation from Alloprof

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    Team Alloprof • 2yr.


    Here's a definition:

    • Multiculturalism refers to a society where people from different cultures live in harmony without having to sacrifice their traditions.
    • Interculturalism seeks to recognize the culture of newcomers in its society, while promoting a dominant culture that one tries to instill.

    in Canada, we talk more about multiculturalism, while in Quebec, the approach is rather interculturalist.

    ** Although some points may be similar, interculturalism does not mean “assimilation”. Assimilation totally rejects belonging to the culture of origin, while interculturalism favors the dominant culture without however completely eradicating the culture of origin.

    Hope everything is clearer for you now! :)

    Don't hesitate if you have other questions! :)

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