Today, Mr. Ahmad Ibrahim give us the assignment. The task is to complete the cross word puzzle that have the 12 word, reflect the 12 basic concepts of Malaysia. For this task, i have pairing with Zuhaili from group kaki ponteng to solve this cross word puzzle. The 12 word we had fine is:
The meaning of the words
Plural is refer to a condition in which numerous distinct ethnic, religious, or cultural groups are present and tolerated within a society. The best example of plural is Malaysia, which is multiracial like Malay, Chinesse, Indian, Kadazan and others living together with peace and harmony.
Acculturation is the process whereby the attitudes or behaviors of people from one culture are modified as a result of contact with a different culture. The example of acculturation in our country is Baba and Nyonya in Malacca where they influenced with Malay lifestyle liked language and baju kebaya.
Segregation is the policy or practice of separating people of different races, classes, or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities, especially as a form of discrimination. Muhammad Ali (World boxing legend), is the one of the victim of segregation. He was driven from entering the white restaurant. he was very disappointing and was throw his Olympic medal at ohaio River.
Enculturation is the processes of becoming knowledgeable and competent in one's culture. In contrast to socialization, which usually applies to the childhood years, enculturation continues throughout a person's life. For example, malays is very skilfull in Silat (Malay martial art).
Accomodation is understanding other norms and other value among other ethnics but at the same time maintain their identity. As the example, as citizens of multiracial country, we try to understand other ethnics, but we still practice our own culture.
Assimilation is the process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture. For the example, Baba and Nyonya in Malacca, where their costums influenced by Malay like kebaya.
CENTRISM; Centrism is the political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of right and left by taking a moderate position
( The meaning and the example of other word can be read at the comment section)