Teacher Education Programs provide the knowledge, skills and experience that enable pre-service teachers to become effective educators. Multicultural Education should be a significant part of the academic foundation for preservice education programs. This article examines the rationale for the utilization of the Academic Infusion Model (A.I.M.) of Multicultural Education in Teacher Education Programs. Teachers are ultimately responsible for establishing and maintaining an educational environment where students are provided opportunities to develop to their full potential. Therefore teacher quality is the most important factor in considering the effectiveness of a school. Educational administrators are faced with the responsibility of hiring qualified professionals to provide instruction in the classroom.
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Mitchell, R., Williams, B., & Kuforiji, P. (2003). Beyond Diversity: An Academic Infusion Model (A.I.M.) of Multicultural Teacher Education. Perspectives In Learning, 4 (1). Retrieved from http://csuepress.columbusstate.edu/pil/vol4/iss1/5