Multiple Intelligences Around the World

Multiple Intelligences Around the World

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Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) has become a cornerstone of American education. This is the first book to draw upon an international network of MI practitioners to share stories and strategies of educational innovation. Each contributor addresses key questions of MI application. How have different people implemented MI? How do different cultures assimilate this intelligence theory to fit their educational values and traditions? What kinds of cultural conflicts are encountered along the way? And, what universal lessons can be drawn from these experiences?
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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 185.42 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 861.82g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0787997609
  • 9780787997601
  • 678,636

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Since its introduction in 1983, Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences (MI) theory has become a touchstone of education. Embracing a wide array of human talents that significantly contribute to our intellectual and cultural life, MI theory offers a broader definition of intelligence than is measured by standard IQ tests. MI theory supports and celebrates the diversity of children's strengths in school and other learning environments. Now, more than a quarter of a century later, Multiple Intelligences Around the World draws upon a select group of MI practitioners to show how Gardner's theory is applied in the international arena. In this dynamic book, the contributors-representing countries such as China, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, Ireland, Scotland, Romania, Turkey, Argentina, Columbia, and the United States-share thoughtful stories and strategies of educational innovation.

Multiple Intelligences Around the World's cross-cultural discussions provide a valuable resource for teachers and administrators who are working with diverse student populations. In addition, the experiences of exam-driven countries like China and Japan will prove instructive to professionals faced with the task of improving both teaching and test scores.

This important book addresses a number of key questions including: How have different educational settings implemented MI? How does an educational idea created in one cultural milieu travel and take root in highly diverse educational soils? And, what universal lessons can be drawn from these experiences?
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About Jie-Qi Chen

Jie-Qi Chen is professor of child development and early education at Erikson Institute. A Fulbright Senior Specialist and author of several books, Chen specializes in cognitive development, early mathematics education, classroom assessment, and teacher professional development in urban settings. Seana Moran is research manager of the Center on Adolescence at Stanford University. Her work focuses on how people contribute to their cultures, putting their multiple intelligences to good use through purpose, commitment, and creativity. Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero. He received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981 and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 1990. Gardner is the author of over twenty books translated into twenty-seven languages.
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Table of contents

The Contributors. PART ONE: OVERVIEW. 1 Birth and the Spreading of a "Meme" ( Howard Gardner ). 2 When Cultures Connect: Multiple Intelligences Theory as a Successful American Export to Other Countries ( Thomas Armstrong ). PART TWO: ASIA AND PACIFIC AREAS. 3 China's Assimilation of MI Theory in Education: Accent on the Family and Harmony ( Jie-Qi Chen ). 4 Multiple Intelligences in China: Challenges and Hopes ( Happy Hoi-Ping Cheung ). 5 Multiple Intelligences Theory on the Mainland of China ( Zhilong Shen ). 6 A Decade of School-Based MI Teaching Experiments in Macao ( Kwok-cheung Cheung ). 7 Multiple Intelligences Perspectives from Japan ( David Howland, Tomoe Fujimoto, Keiko Ishiwata, and Masao Kamijo ). 8 The Integration of MI Theory in South Korean Educational Practice ( Myung-Hee Kim and Kyung-Hee Cha ). 9 Multiple Intelligences Make a Difference ( Mary Joy Canon-Abaquin ). 10 Multiple Intelligences Theory and Day Care Center Reform in Tagbilaran City ( Carissa Gatmaitan-Bernardo ). 11 Dinosaurs and Taxis: Educating Learners with Diverse Needs ( Wilma Vialle ). PART THREE: EUROPE. 12 Multiple Intelligences in Norway ( Mia Keinanen ). 13 The Application of MI Theory in Danish Education ( Hans Henrik Knoop ). 14 The Explorama: Multiple Intelligences in the Science Park, Danfoss Universe ( Charlotte Sahl-Madsen, with Patricia Kyed ). 15 An English Translation? Multiple Intelligences in England ( Anna Craft ). 16 Does Every Child Matter in England? ( Mike Fleetham ). 17 Multiple Intelligences in Ireland ( Aine Hyland and Marian McCarthy ). 18 The Contribution of MI to the Creation of a Culture of Ideas in Scottish Education ( Brian Boyd ). 19 Curriculum Reframed: Multiple Intelligences and New Routes to Teaching and Learning in Romanian Universities ( Florence Mihaela Singer and Ligia Sarivan ). 20 Multiple Intelligences Practices in Turkey ( Osman Nafi z Kaya and Ziya Selcuk ). PART FOUR: SOUTH AMERICA. 21 Multiple Intelligences Theory in Argentina: A Conceptual Framework That Favors an Education for All ( Paula Pogre and Marcela Roge ). 22 Personal Intelligences and a Colombian Experience ( Mar ia Ximena Barrera and Patricia Leon-Agusti ). 23 Multiple Intelligences and Constructionism in the Digital Era ( Antonio M. Battro ). PART FIVE: UNITED STATES. 24 The World's First Multiple Intelligences School: The Story of the Key Learning Community ( Chris Kunkel ). 25 Multiple Intelligences Around the World: The New City School Story ( Thomas R. Hoerr ). 26 What If They Learn Differently? Inteligencias Multiples !Despierte el Potencial de Aprendizaje! ( Rene Diaz-Lefebvre ). 27 Problem Solving and the DISCOVER Project: Lessons from the Dine (Navajo) People ( C. June Maker and Ketty Sarouphim ). 28 The Howard Gardner School for Discovery ( Vincent Rizzo ). 29 The Challenges of Assessing the Multiple Intelligences Around the World ( C. Branton Shearer ). PART SIX: SYNTHESIS, REFLECTION, AND PROJECTION. 30 Why Multiple Intelligences? ( Seana Moran ). 31 What's Policy Got to Do with It? A Policy Perspective on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences ( Mindy L. Kornhaber ). 32 Cultural Zone of Proximal Development: A Construct to Further Our Understanding of MI Around the World ( Jie-Qi Chen ). Appendix: Chapter Topics and Issues. Name Index. Subject Index.
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