International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Teaching in Multicultural Classroom- Assessing Current Programs of Teachers’ Training in Pakistan
Dr. Sufiana Khatoon, Ms. Shafkat Rehman, Dr. Muhammad Ajmal

The present paper investigates current pre- service teacher-training curriculum of bachelor of education level (B. Ed) with reference to teachers’ training for teaching in multicultural classroom. It was a document analysis of B. Ed curriculum of teacher training. Diversity in cultures has become the prominent feature of 21st century. The affect of this feature can be observed in classroom environment where the teacher has students having multicultural backgrounds. Therefore, there is need to train prospective teachers for teaching in diverse/ multicultural classroom. Findings reported that the current curriculum of pre- service teachers’ training of B. Ed as such lacks elements of training in multicultural classroom. A proposed course is designed to fulfill this gap in B. Ed teachers training curriculum. As Pakistani society is a pluralistic society that has multi cultures, consequently findings of present study are useful for teacher educators, teachers, curriculum developers and policy makers.

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