Badia Elharraki, Mohammed Rida Bernouss


Cognitive and behavioral aspects of culture, as a unified entity, consist of an array of elements that display strong relationships. This entails the necessity to investigate the elements that enable people to regularize their thought and behavior in accordance with the environment in which they live. Elements like ethnicity, religion, language, and gender constitute the ingredients into which culture can be anatomized. The present article is an attempt to contribute to the achievement of that goal by scrutinizing the nature and the degree of the role(s) of these elements. Specifically, we try to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the domain of adult literacy /illiteracy in contexts of cultural diversity in Morocco.


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