As cultural diversity increases in classrooms, it becomes imperative for teachers to gain multicultural competency so that they can provide effective instruction to diverse students. This paper argues that the development of multicultural competency should be solidly grounded on reflective, empathic, and critical understanding of one’s own culture as well as others. This cultural understanding, particularly from a Christian perspective, recognizes the connectivity of self and others in God. To enhance the cultural understanding, the author recommends studying self-narratives written by others and writing one’s own cultural autobiography. Keywords: cultural autobiography, self-narratives, self-reflection, multicultural teacher education, discourse of others.
"Self-Narratives for Christian Multicultural Educators: A Pathway to Understanding Self and Others,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol1/iss1/7