Why has the McDonald's model proven so successful? Could the same process be applied to other industries/institutions?

 
 

key terms

Cultural homogenisation (n) 

- one of the main aspects of cultural globalisation and refers to the reduction in cultural diversity through the popularisation and diffusion of a wide array of cultural symbols — not only physical objects but customs, ideas and values. (Wikipedia)

 
 

PRACTICE EXAM QUESTION

"International interactions always result in the homogenisation of culture." Discuss this statement. (15 marks)

  1. Identify the key words in this question.
  2. What strategies should you use to approach a discuss exam question?
 
 

different points of view

Cultural interaction has been conceptualised in three general ways, which can overlap:

 
  1. In groups, write the definition on the middle of a piece of paper and add information to explain this to the group
 

collaborative writing

Work in pairs to write an essay response to the following exam question. Elaborate each topic sentence into a paragraph using the resources provided.

 

resources

p 175 HL Book

p 175 HL Book

Mark scheme for IB exam question

Mark scheme for IB exam question

 
 

plenary

What is your position on this exam question? Which camp do you agree with? Justify your views.

"International interactions always result in the homogenisation of culture." Discuss this statement. (15 marks)

  1. HYPERGLOBALISTS (ASSIMILATION)                
  2. TRANSFORMATIONALISTS (ACCULTURATION)                    
  3. AUTARKISTS
 
 

further reading