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Different Countries Different Cultures

By Maria Jose Morataya



• It's pretty good now, because the UK economy is in good shape. People flock there from everywhere. London is one of the biggest capital engines in the world.

Family • Typical British family headed by 2 parents has undergone substantial changes during the 20th century. You did not know that ...

By the year 2020, it is Estimated That There will be more single people than married people.

Spare time…. • The weekends are a time for families in Britain. • Saturdays are a busy time for shops with many families going shopping. • Sundays used to be a very special day of the week in Britain. It was the one day of the week for 'worship and rest'. The shops were closed and most people were at home or at church.

Religious • In the 2001 census the largest religious groupings are Christian (58.2%). • And Jews are the most heavily concentrated in London, with 56%


• Great Britain is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional Monarch as Head of State. The principle behind British democracy is that the people elect Members of Parliament (MPs) to the house of Commons in London at a general election, held no more than five years apart.

Solution to the problem • If Alan does not feel confortable, may get out his daughter of the school, and explain to her something different of the situation, she can understand him. • Maybe he just can talk with the teacher, or with the family of the teacher, to the family be contentious. • Code of work in London says: Every teacher has to do his job, contentious and with the totally health possible.

By Dulce Hernรกndez

POLITICS *The People's Republic of China, along with Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba, is one of the world's four remaining official socialist states espousing communism. *The Chinese government has been variously described as communist and socialist, but also as authoritarian, with heavy restrictions remaining in many areas, most notably on the Internet, the press, freedom of assembly, reproductive rights, and freedom of religion.

RELIGION Freedom of religion is guaranteed by China's constitution, although religious organizations which lack official approval can be subject to state persecution. A later survey, conducted in 2007, found that there were 300 million religious believers in China, constituting 23% of the population, as distinct from the official figure of 100 million.

FAMILY • China has almost 20% of the world's total population. • As a measure to avoid over population, late marriage and postponement of childbearing means fewer but healthier babies, something that is greatly encouraged by the government. In 1979, China became the first country to launch the 'one child per couple' policy.

WORK • The work in china is really interesting, most of the Chinese people are always working, but the most hardest work in China is the Industrial Activity, they hardly ever can rest, because their schedule it´s so big. • Their schedule start the Monday to Monday, their day start to 8 am and end 23:00 or 24:oo it depends of each company.

SPARE TIME • Many people do out to eat together. • Also spending time as a family outside is popular-whether at a park or near the mall. Playing Majong as well as card games is popular. Karaoke is also popular for adults. • Some child are busy doing activities like attend some classes such as dancing and art at weekends or in the holidays.

Solution to the problem • According to the Mental Law of the people´s Republic China, the people with a mental disorders can’t teach to the students, because is obviously that they have problems, and some students can be affected for the conditions that the person with problems present, and China have an special law that protect that, we can find it in the article 16. • “Article 16:All levels and types of schools shall implement mental hygiene knowledge education for students; hire or provide mental health teachers and guidance staff, and may establish a mental health office to carry out mental health education for students. Preschool organizations shall carry out mental health education appropriate for young children’s special characteristics.

• If a natural disaster, unexpected injury, public security incident or other event that might affect students’ mental health occurs, schools shall immediately organize professional staff to carry out psychological assistance for the students.” • And if the person that have this problems oppose to follow the rules, he can go to an hospital to verify how is he, and when he receive his results he will go to The National People's Congress to present his results, and they are going to determine if he can teach!

By Melanie Ni単os

Work • The economy of Cuba is a largely centrally planned economy dominated by state-run enterprises overseen by the Cuban government, though there remains significant foreign investment and private enterprise in Cuba. • The Cuban government sets most prices and rations goods to citizens. In 2009, Cuba ranked 51st out of 182 with an IHDI of 0.863; remarkably high considering its GDP per capital only places it 95th.

Family Marriage • Marriage rates in Cuba, traditionally, have been significantly stagnant. In the "1980's and the early 1990's marriage rates were pretty high, 15.1 % and 17.1% marriages per every 1000 inhabitants Divorces • When the revolution of 1959 occurred, divorce rates were starting to be observed for the first time. Comparing this information throughout different time periods in Cuban life, in "1960 it was 1 divorce per 1000 people, 3 per 1000 people in the 1980's, 3.5 per 1000 people in 1990, 4.1 per 1000 people in 1991, 5.1 per 1000 people in 1992.“

Spare Time • Sports Fidel Castro's belief in socialism and the benefits of sports (he loves and has played baseball) has resulted in Cuba's relative international success for a population of 11 million in sporting events such as the Olympic Games.

Main Religions • Christmas decorations on a religious house in Santiago Cuba. • Another large religion in Cuba is Santería. Is a blend of Catholicism and traditional Yoruba religions. When African slaves first arrived in Cuba during the 16th century, they were taught a few simple prayers and were baptised by the Spanish.

Politics • Is constitutionally defined as a "socialist state” guided by the principles of José Martí, and the political ideas of marx, the father of communist states, engels and lenin." The present constitution also ascribes the role of the communist party of cuba to be the "leading force of society and of the state. • Executive power is exercised by the Cuban Government, which is represented by the Council of State and the Council of Ministers.

Solution to the problem… • He can not say anything about the problem that the teacher of her daughter has because professionals are also expected to uphold professional ethics by not getting involved in any type of conflict of interest. • And if he thinks that his is danger to her daughter he can change her to another school. But he can not say anything about the condition of the teacher, and the work in Cuba The economy of Cuba is a largely centrally planned economy dominated by state-run enterprises overseen by the Cuban government.

By Katherine Bonifaz

Work • The conditions under which most Guatemalans work are less than desirable and often in violation of Guatemalan law. According to the nation's labor laws, the minimum daily wage is US$3.00 for agricultural workers, US$3.30 for workers in commerce, US$3.38 for construction workers, and US$6.00 for specialized labor. • More than 80,000 Guatemalans, most of them young women, work at “maquilas.”

Family • Guatemalans say that parents are mirrors: through them, you learn who you are and what you can become. Children are able to depend on their parents for advice and guidance throughout their lives. Family members tend to live near each other, and Guatemalans rarely live or spend much time alone. • Most families consist of parents and their unmarried children, though may include a married son or daughter and their family.

Spare Time • As most of latin american people like to spend time with the family. On top of that, thanks to the nice weather and topography they get to do all sorts of outdoor activities such as go to the southern coast for the beaches, the north because has mountains, and Petén has the maya biosphere reserve, kayaking, walking, listen music, watch TV or movies, etc. • Guatemala city is full of history and culture, including numerous art museums and the “Catedral metropolitana.”

Main Religion • Many inhabitants combine Catholic beliefs with traditional Maya rites. Protestant churches were estimated to have fewer than 500,000 adherents in 1980, but rapidly growing fundamentalist groups increased the number of Protestants to some 40% of the population since 1998.

Politics • Takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the president of Guatemala is both head of state and head of government, and of a multiparty system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the congress of the republic.

Solution to the problem • In Guatemala, the Civil Code says: the people with mental illness can be named as “Interdicto”, because they can not base and do actions for themselves. So Alan can change the school for her daughter or suggest to the director of the school investigate the teacher, for better the health of him and an important thing is assign a tutor to him for care himself.

By Alejandro Ponciano

Work • There are approximately 154.4 million employed individuals in the US. Government is the largest employment sector with 22 million. Small businesses are the largest employer in the country representing 53% of US workers.

Family • Mother, father and children - continues to prevail for the most part as a new century unfolds. Yet, over the past several decades, U.S. society has witnessed an evolution in family structure and daily life in many respects. Single parenthood, adoptive households, step-parenting, stay-at-home parents, grandparents raising children are but a few of the newer tiles in the mosaic.

Spare Time • Americans have more leisure time than 40 years ago. • They got 45 minutes a day of extra leisure. It is because they waste half of all our leisure time watching television. • The average American adults devotes 2.5 hours a day to this hobby.

Main Religion • USA is characterized by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. • Various religious faiths have flourished, as well as perished. The majority of Americans (73-76%) identify themselves as Christians and about 15-20% have no religious affiliation.

Politics • USA is a federal constitutional republic, in which the President of the United States, Congress, and judiciary share powers reserved to the national government, and the federal government shares sovereignty with the state governments. • Two political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.

Solution to the problem… • First of all, he doesn´t supposed to have any idea about the illness of his daughter's teacher, • But since her name is in a Hospital that means she is receiving treatment, so she may be won't • Have again any mental swing. In the other hand, if he wants to know that his daughter will be safe. • He might sign her in other school without saying anything, in order not to harm the teacher.

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