The Influence of Economic and Education Level into Cultural Integration of Macedonian Minority in Korça District
Keywords:cultural integration, diffusion, minority, negotiation, economic status.
The case study of this article presents the influence of economic and education level into cultural integration of population of Macedonian minority in Korça district, Albania. First of all let’s have a short presentation of the Macedonian minority. This minority lives in a region at South-Eastern part of Albania (in Korça district), around Prespa Lake. Even though the population of this ethnic community has presented the main forms of monogamy group, they show that they are well integrated into Albanian culture. Their life is very dynamic, with specific traditions, cultural aspects and physic-social mentality. This is one of the minorities in Albania, which have developed specific approaches in cultural integration. Furthermore, in the center of coexistence of minority population into Albanian culture and society are a range of strategies. The historic background is a major point, because we can see that both ethnicities have a very similar history, the negotiation and adaption is another important element of integration. But, the question the author has raised in this study is: Is all the Macedonian minority population well integrated into Albanian culture and society? Of course, that the social stratification is involved in the interpretation of adaption forms. And, the types of surveys in these social groups have different attitudes of integration, because their economic status and education levels are determinative in the process of integration. Other important issues addressed by the author in this study are the cultural diffusion between Macedonian and Albanian society, the basic elements which influence cultural integration, similarities and differences between Macedonian and Albanian communities and the great specifics in their social life. The type of methodology used during this study is ontology-empiric, and the target groups are Macedonian minority population and Albanian population in Korça district. Data collection will be provided through 200 questionnaire based on random sample method. The data analysis will be calculated by SPSS 21 program.
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