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Accomodating individual differences

Another opportunity for learning is to allow students to use their local dialect, native language, and standard English when it is in the appropriate setting like in the classroom, playground, and in the lunchroom.

The belief that someone is intrinsically inferior due to a disability is very damaging for individuals with special needs because these biases may become apparent in educational practices and treatment by the larger society, placing the individual at a greater disadvantage.

As the article points out attitudes often impact behaviors and a negative attitude toward individuals with disabilities (especially ones with emotional and/or behavior needs) may lead to bias and discrimination.

Some of the challenges that an educator may have to overcome in the classroom are language barrier, issues such as personal space, the way in which a student shows respect and emotions (Ormrod, 2011).

Students were intentionally placed into groups based on their learning-style type; the Honey and Mumford style categorization and the visual/verbal dimension of Felder-Silverman model was used.

For groupware to be considered successful, it must be usable and acceptable by most, if not all, members of the group.

Yet the differences present between group members---their varying roles, needs, skills---and the differences between groups as a whole are a serious obstacle to achieving uniform acceptance of the groupware product, especially when the product treats all people and groups identically.

Second, the notion of personalizable groupware is proposed, defined as a system whose b...