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Open to interpretation: multiple intelligences theory in adult literacy education

Series or Serial: NCSALL reports; no. 21

Alternate Document Title: Findings from the Adult Multiple Intelligences Study

Publisher: Harvard Graduate School of Education

Published At: Cambridge, MA

Date Published: 2002

Distributor: Harvard Graduate School of Education

Source Address: 101 Nichols House, Appian Way

Source City/State/Zip: Cambridge MA 02138

Phone: 617-482-9485

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 117 p

Subjects: Adult Literacy; Adult Basic Education; Adult Students; Educational Research

This report examines the applications of the Multiple Intelligence Theory to adult literacy education. The work of Dr. Howard Gardner describes eight kinds of intelligence that interrelate to form a profile: naturalist, intrapersonal, interpersonal, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial-visual, logical-mathematical, and linguistic. The report describes a study in which adult literacy educators developed and tried MI-based practices. Implications for improving adult literacy education given.

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