Teaching Across Cultures

Navigating Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Multicultural Education in China

  • Huanshu Yuan Texas A&M University
Keywords: multicultural education, teacher preparation, culturally responsive pedagogy, multicultural teacher education, education in China

Abstract

Developing teaches’ cultural awareness and knowledge base of diversity is essential for developing teachers with multicultural perspective and culturally responsive pedagogy in China. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore preservice Han teachers’ perspectives of multicultural education in order to enhance institutional quality and effectively prepare culturally responsive Han teachers for multicultural and multiethnic students in China. Following findings were revealed from this study: Puzzling attitudes towards multiculturalism and diversity, popularizing Western culture, unifying Chinese culture, blurring minority cultures and ethnic diversity, symbolized cultural representation and knowledge of minority groups, and inadequate academic preparation in teaching for diversity.

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Published
2019-04-03
How to Cite
Yuan, H. (2019). Teaching Across Cultures. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 11(Spring), 11-21. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v11iSpring.926
Section
Research Article