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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

Abstract:
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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