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The Institutional Context of Multicultural Education: What Is Your Institutional Curriculum?

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Murray-García, J., & García, J. (2008). The Institutional Context of Multicultural Education: What Is Your Institutional Curriculum?. Academic Medicine, 83(7), 646-652. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/acm.0b013e3181782ed6

Abstract: Recently revised accreditation standards require medical schools and residency training programs to integrate multicultural training into their curricula. Most multicultural training models concern the educational outcomes of individual trainees who have received digestible “units” of multicultural education or “cultural competence” training designed for trainees’ individual consumption. Few have taken a critical perspective on how an individual trainee must learn, change his or her behavior, and sustain that behavioral change within a specific institutional context.