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In-service teachers must be prepared to address the effect that diversity is presently having in the classrooms. Nevertheless, these teachers must be given the tools to help develop a culturally responsive class. This includes providing in-service teachers with ongoing training and evaluation that can help then to achieve this. Pre-service teachers are in a better position for being prepared for diverse learners. Teacher education programs must be ready to provide these future teachers with a program that will teach them to create a class that focuses on multicultural education. The OECD notes that “although teaching diversity is challenging, children everywhere deserve the best efforts and investments imaginable, as well as the instructional benefits of receiving high quality, relevant and empowering education” (273).
There is no doubt that problems exists in the concept of multicultural education. This should not deter teachers from attempting to implement it into their curriculum. Teacher can help to develop the understanding of multicultural education as researchers continue to review and learn about the implications of it. Despite the critical views of educating teachers for diversity, there has been a great stride by many educators to help this reform, and although there are some teacher who still fear there is no uncertainty of the benefits that it has for all students.
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