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Comparisons Between the US Majority Culture and Portuguese Culture

The characteristics and trends that are attributed to the U. S. majority and Portuguese cultures are not presented as definitive descriptions of behavior, custom or practice manifested by every member of either society. As has already been stated, culture is a dynamic, constantly evolving, highly subjective phenomenon, and each individual within either culture may (or may not) demonstrate varying degrees of conformity with such characteristics or trends.

This website is attempting to identify general patterns of conduct that may assist teachers in classrooms to understand their students’ knowledge base and learning styles, so as to be able to recognize and distinguish learning differences that can be attributed to cultural factors from those that are genuine disabilities. The contents of this website are NOT intended to create stereotypes, and each child should be considered unique.

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