ERIC Number: ED423510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-21
Reference Count: N/A
Mindwaves: Story of How a Girl Constructs Higher Order, Verbal Linguistic Intelligence in a Multiple Intelligences Classroom.
Howard Gardner and Jerome Bruner have given much to teachers who want to know how the minds of children grow. This story of a girl's construction of higher order, verbal linguistic intelligence is also theirs. Ideas they created have been cloned to fit a big city, public school classroom of African American 4th graders, each with a set of multiple intelligences including intelligences at promise, each struggling to solve the other mind problem; i.e., make meaning within the context of culture and with the tools of culture. Thus, this story of a fourth-grade author rests on the backs of Gardner's multiple intelligences theory and Bruner's cultural psychology. The central question in this teacher inquiry is how a girl constructs higher order verbal linguistic intelligence in a classroom that fosters multiple intelligences theory. (Contains 154 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Graduate School of Education.