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- n. Alternative spelling of individualization.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See individualization, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
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In this connection, however, we must avoid the two extremes, uniformity of punishment and the so-called individualisation of punishment, the latter especially in fashion amongst American prison experts.
However, in order to have individual rights, you must have increase individualisation, thus, the contradiction occurs.
Where this conflicts with individual rights is that one of the main causes they outline for this is increased individualisation, as we have seen a fragmentation around the family ideal.
That is to say, the push towards individualisation and learner-centredness has foregrounded individual differences over shared curricular goals.
It seems to me that the individualisation of learning (whether on the basis of ethnicity or of learning style) is a one-way, and possibly dead-end, street.
Ironically, this impetus towards individualisation has involved creating discrete and mutually-exclusive learner ‘types’, a development that is, in turn, reflected in the discourse that perpetuates ethnic and cultural stereotyping – of the kind: “Asians are collectivist (as opposed to individualist)” – that is to say, an obsessive concern for categorisation as a basis for pedagogy.
Its reporters provide unbiased insight into socio-cultural questions, such as the ongoing individualisation of society and the Dutch approach to a growing Muslim population.
It suborns the individual member of the minority to the minority-as-a-whole which denies diversity within the group and furthers the de-individualisation of those members, their typification as not me or you, he or she, but us or them, as not this person or that but as a homogenous group -- Gays, Blacks, Women, etc..
The overall trend is towards the individualisation of risk rather than collective solutions to the anxieties and insecurities we all face.
The question is for me; at what point will the increased individualisation of groups stop?
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