The accommodating point
d Ask students to look at a book, read a few words, and then to look quickly at a far wall and then back at the book.
It may be possible to feel the eye lens being squeezed and let go.
Such approaches, which have variously been labelled ‘cultural’, ‘multicultural’, ‘diversity’ or ‘minority’ policies, share important common features concerning group recognition and group-based service provision.
A backlash has occurred in policy and in public discourse, with migrants being blamed for not meeting their ‘responsibility to integrate’, hiding behind what are perceived to be ‘backward or illiberal cultural practices’.
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1 Young people have a tremendous range of accommodation.
An 'average eye' likes to have things 25 cm away, or farther, for comfortable vision.
Students with spectacles may wish to take them off.
If they find they cannot see things very far away, they should find the farthest distance at which they can see an object comfortably and clearly by looking at objects at various distances.
I will briefly examine how the state constructs migrants in multiculturalism and secondly, how immigrants and ethnic minorities are positioned in the public discourse.
British and Dutch policy changes are briefly examined and compared with the multicultural policies of Canada and Australia.
In Europe, in both policy and public discourses, there has been a shift away from multiculturalism to a demand for integration, cohesion and in some cases, assimilationism.