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Of or relating to two distinct cultures in one nation or geographic region: bicultural education.

bi·cul′tur·al·ism n.


(Peoples) the characteristics, or policy, of a two-cultured society


(baɪˈkʌl tʃər əˌlɪz əm)

the presence of two different cultures in the same region.
bi•cul′tur•al, adj.
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Pleasance, who emigrated from England with his wife in 1998, sees biculturalism as both an opportunity and a challenge.
Our staff experiences biculturalism, a phenomenon that allows us to effectively live in two worlds, sometimes three.
Clearly that must encompass Canada prior to French and English settlement, the settlement and emergence of Canada from periods of experimentation with the British conformity thesis of nation building, through biculturalism and the Mosaic theses to the new multiculturalism as a state policy.
I would have welcomed a chapter that detailed the rise of multicultural discourse, triggered by the hearings of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism.
Biculturalism is not just "being extensively exposed to two cultures; " it is "the ability to comfortably understand and use the norms, ways of thinking, and attitudes common within two cultural systems" (Friedman & Liu, 2009, p.
We are particularly interested in the attitudes and beliefs in relation to Maori language, culture, values, and world view that students hold on entering tertiary study and how this might influence their ongoing development toward biculturalism.
On the other hand we see a literary culture breaking free of rigid models of biculturalism.
Exploring the legislative measures taken in this field since the tabling of the report of the Royal Commision on Bilingualism and Biculturalism (B and B Commission), MacMillan reminds us that francophone civil servants have often times feared to be ghettoized if they insisted too much "on using their own language and applying [their] respective cultural values" as recommended by the B and B Commission.
Section 3 addresses issues of change, such as intercultural contact, biculturalism, and globalization.
Despite the many positive changes since the creation of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism 50 years ago, there are still embarrassing lapses, said Fraser.
Again, this is not separatism, but rather biculturalism and group pluralism".