under Enkulturation one understands the part of the Sozialisationsprozesses, which causes the imperceptible Hereinwachsen into the respective own culture from the first neutral and culture-free newborn child up to the culturally integrated adult. Enkulturation contains the automatic, not by education steered Verinnerlichung of a culture and thatconscious planned growing in form of the education as Enkulturationshilfe and distinguishes itself thus from the Akkulturation .
“We do not see it, because them exactlybefore our eyes lies and we is used to regard the world directly by it through. If we notice it at all, we see them as part of the world. The culture of the others meanwhile is obvious, like the noses in their faces, and is offered forimpartial and lengthy research and comparisons on. “ (out: Nigel Barley, “sad Insulaner”, 1999, S.9)
the imperceptibleness and unreflectedness of the culture acquisition and only in the contrast to other one, strange cultures experiencable own Kulturhaftigkeit lead frequently to it, the own culture for normally, natural or God-given to hold. Intercultural learning, foreign experiences, multi-cultural meetings are therefore important beginnings and possibilities, culture centeringness, Ethnozentrismus, of working against racingism and nationalism.
Göran Therborn: The societies of Europe 1945-2000. A sociological comparison, Campus publishing house, Frankfurt/New York, 2000 (S. Part IV: Enkulturationen, S. 236-314)
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for young people and young adults good possibilities exist of extending the own “culture horizon” with Workcamps, Schüleraustausch and international youth meetings and various European exchange programs.
A complete overview of international exchange programs and offers is with the IJAB (international youth exchange and visitor service of the Federal RepublicGermany registered association):http://www.ijab.de
a data base of all projects of the European serviceservice services is under: http://www.sosforevs.org