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Multiple Intelligences of Students with Learning Disabilities: Its Implication for Business Curriculum Development in United Arab Emirates

Luis G.Rile, Jr, , Nino M. Decenorio, Nemia L.Tan
Published in Procedia Economics and Finance
2015
Volume: 23
   
Pages: 894 - 898
Abstract

One of the challenging issues in the educational parlance is learning disabilities. The study was conducted to modify business curriculum for students with in selected learning institutions in United Arab Emirates. Descriptive method/qualitative approach using observation and interview schedule techniques were employed in data gathering and analysis of population (n=125) of which female students comprised of twenty percent (20%) and males were eighty percent (80%). It was observed that one major struggle that learning facilitators had, how to effectively carry out the learning process with meaningful results and keeping in sight the existence of students from different nationalities. The research findings revealed that students needed updated instructional materials and the universities should modify the business curriculum for students with multiple intelligences. Curriculum modification was not limited to instructional modification or content modification but included a continuum of a wide range of modified educational components in business .On the bases of findings and conclusions derived from the study, and in consideration of the limitations of the study, the following were recommended: curriculum development/modification in business courses offerings,training of personnel, training of faculty needed to have a compulsory component in “teaching and assessing learners with learning challenges”. Similar in-service training was also needed for the already practicing faculty .Further, there was a clear manifestation of lack of resources in learning institutions where special students were found, modified curriculum and differentiated instruction materials for students’ with multiple intelligences must be introduced.

About the journal
JournalProcedia Economics and Finance
PublisherProcedia Economics and Finance
ISSN2212-5671
Open AccessYes