There has been considerable attention to multicultural education and how to effectively integrate it into teacher education programs so that it helps teachers to be attentive to and effective for the economically, culturally, and racially diverse student populace. This article will focus on my personal journey with multicultural teacher education and literacy education. There will be a discussion of multicultural or diverse-oriented teacher education with a focus on the challenges as well as the potentials that face these teacher preparation programs. In addition, there will be a discussion of current educational trends in schools as evidence that demands the need for stronger multicultural teacher education programs. Finally, an existing teacher education program will be presented that has an emphasis on multicultural teacher training, as well as suggest approaches for building a research-based multicultural teacher education program.


This article was originally published in Multicultural Learning and Teaching in 2015. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mlt-2015-0003


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Doepker, G. M. (2015). A personal journey to merge literacy education and multicultural teacher education. Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 10(2), 197-210; aop DOI 10 1515/mlt-2015-0003.

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