1. A teacher can address diversity in her class by:
I. accepting and valuing differences
II. using socio-cultural background of children as a pedagogic resource
III. accommodating different learning styles
IV. giving standard instruction and setting uniform benchmarks for performance
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A. I, II and III
B. I, II, III and IV
C. I, II and IV
D. II, III and IV
2. A teacher asks her class to cover sharp edges of furniture with cotton and use ‘Touch and Feel’ notice boards and books. The needs of which category of special learners is she attempting to cater to?
A. Socially disadvantaged learners
B. Visually-impaired learners
C. Hearing-impaired learners
D. Learning-impaired learners
3. Gifted children arc best catered to by educational programs that:
A. control their aggressive behavior
B. make use of gifts and rewards to motivate them to perform according to minimum standards of learning
C. emphasize mastery of knowledge by recall
D. stimulate their thinking and give them -opportunities to engage in divergent thinking
4. Which of the following Statements about student’s failure in schools are correct?
I. Students belonging to certain castes and communities fail since they do not have ability.
II. Students fail in schools because appropriate rewards are not offered for their learning.
III. Students fail because teaching is not done in a manner in which it is meaningful to them.
IV. Students fail because school system does not cater to individual child’s needs and interests.
A. II and IV
B. III and IV
C. I and II
D. II and III
5. Two students read the same passage yet construct entirely different interpretations of its meaning. Which of the following is true about them?
A. It is not possible because learning is not meaning-making.
B. It is not possible and the students need to re-read the passage.
C. It is possible because the teacher has not explained the passage.
D. It is possible because different factors affect learning of individuals in varied ways.