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ERIC Number: EJ746456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0046-1520
The Science of Multiple Intelligences Theory: A Response to Lynn Waterhouse
Gardner, Howard; Moran, Seana
Educational Psychologist, v41 n4 p227-232 2006
For a scholar, a fate worse than being criticized is being ignored. Waterhouse (2006) has done Howard Gardner the courtesy of reading much of the primary and secondary literature on multiple intelligences (MI) theory. Although the authors disagree with several of her interpretations and conclusions, we appreciate her efforts as well as the opportunity to respond. We have 2 main criticisms: (a) Waterhouse misunderstands and oversimplifies MI theory and (b) Waterhouse's own line of argument undermines her claim that MI theory is not supported by the literature. This response reorients and clarifies for the reader the usefulness and implications of MI theory with the goal of demonstrating why Waterhouse's critique misses the mark in a number of respects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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