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Multiple Intelligences Reconsidered


Joe L. Kincheloe

Twenty years after the publication of Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Joe L. Kincheloe and the contributing authors of Multiple Intelligences Reconsidered critique and rethink the theory in new frames of reference. Initially drawn to multiple intelligences (MI) theory because of its self-proclaimed challenge to the psychology establishment, the authors delineate their disillusionment with its evolution over the last two decades. The critiques provided here open exciting new doors to innovation in educational psychology and pedagogy, and move the fields in the direction initially promised by MI theory. Each intelligence presented by Gardner is examined and critiqued, while larger concepts in the theory are identified and assessed.
Contents: Joe L. Kincheloe: Twenty-first Century Questions about Multiple Intelligences – Kathleen Nolan: The Power of Language: A Critique of the Assumptions and Pedagogical Implications of Howard Gardner’s Concept of Linguistic Intelligence – Yusef Progler: Musical Stupidity and the Reigning Monoculture – Peter Appelbaum: Where Is the Mathematics? Where Are the Mathematicians? – Richard Cary: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Visual-Spatial Intelligence: A Critical Retheorizing – Donald S. Blumenthal-Jones: Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence and the Democratic Ideal – Joe L. Kincheloe: Getting Personal: Rethinking Gardner’s Personal Intelligences – Marla Morris: The Eighth One: Naturalistic Intelligence – Jay L. Lemke: Multiplying Intelligences: Hypermedia and Social Semiotics – Gaile S. Cannella: Multiple Intelligences in Early Childhood Education: A Poststructural/Feminist Analysis – Danny Weil: Howard Gardner’s Third Way: Toward a Postformal Redefinition of Educational Psychology – Kathleen S. Berry: Multiple Intelligences Are Not What They Seem To Be.