Teaching and Learning within and across Cultures: Educator Requirements across the United States
The article addresses the treatment of multicultural education in U.S. teacher education programs, as of 2007. The authors believe there is a need for state-level requirements for meaningful multicultural education for preservice teachers, and they present their study describing the development and implementation of such a requirement in Georgia. Their study investigates three major themes in teacher education present in the U.S. as of 2004: separate certification for multicultural education, multicultural education embedded in bilingual education, and fully embedded cross-cultural education. They explain their survey of teacher education programs in Georgia, they describe the state reforms that resulted from their research, and they present their recommendations for future reform.