International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Multicultural Curricula in University for Nationalities in China—the Survey of Yanbian University
Yicao Tan, Hongpei Jin

With the outstanding development of ethnic education in China, the multicultural curricula and bilingual education are becoming more and more important. But the teachers’ qualities of multicultural education are deficient. It was indicated that the teachers in Korean primary and middle school agreed the significant part of the multicultural education qualities, but in fact, their knowledge and ability of multicultural education are really weak. Yanbian University is the university with ethnic characteristics in the northeast of China, in which 65% of students are Chinese-Korean. One of the primary goals of Yanbian University is to cultivate the pre-service teachers for the Korean primary and middle schools, so in 2010, the multicultural curricula were put forth in order to train the multicultural educational competence of the pre-service teachers. The goal of multicultural curricula is to cultivate the pre-service teachers’ ability of multicultural education.

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