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ERIC Number: ED417332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul-19
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Using Multiple Intelligences and Multi-Sensory Reinforcement Approaches To Enhance Literacy Skills among Homeless Adults.
Taylor-King, Sheila
In order to reach and teach homeless adults, teachers must acknowledge each student as an individual and take into account the talents and intelligences each person possesses. Students should be encouraged to share their backgrounds, both as a source of improving their self-esteem and as a starting point for enhancing their educational work. Educators in programs that serve homeless adults need to ensure the use of andragological techniques that praise students for the diversity of experiences that each brings to the educational settings and the variety of talents possessed by each student. The concept of multiple intelligences, as advanced by many educational leaders, should be recognized in structuring programs for homeless adults. The following cognitive domains should be taken into account: verbal-linguistic; logical-mathematical; visual-spatial; body-kinesthetic; musical-rhythmic; interpersonal; intrapersonal; and naturalistic. The use of multiple intelligences is one approach to individualization of education that can be taken successfully with homeless adults. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Challenges to Education (Kihei, HI, July 19, 1997)