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ERIC Number: EJ847783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Content Analysis of Turkish Studies about the Multiple Intelligences Theory
Saban, Ahmet
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v9 n2 p859-876 Spr 2009
Recently, there has been a significant increase in the number of multiple intelligences (MI) studies in Turkey. Consequently, a systematic analysis of these studies is crucial in order to be able to see the present situation and future trends in the field of education. By this way, it is also hoped that the current analysis will offer an avenue for experienced educators to start dialogues about the use of the MI theory and will provide some guidance to especially new researchers interested in conducting a study on the application of the MI theory in schools. In this research, studies of the multiple intelligences (MI) theory (i.e., master's theses and doctoral dissertations that are indexed by the Higher Education Council's National Thesis Center as well as research articles that are published in the journals indexed by the ULAKBIM Social Sciences Database) between the years of 1999 and 2007 were analyzed with regard to various variables in terms of their content. The studies that were included in this research (i.e., 71 master's theses, 8 doctoral dissertations, and 18 research articles) were analyzed based on 25 themes. According to the results, most studies were conducted in the form of master's theses (73.2%) during the year of 2006 (44.3%) in Ankara (28.9%) by female researchers (60.8%) empirically (63.9%) with the aim of finding out the effect of the MI theory on elementary students' (56.7%) academic achievement in and attitudes towards science (25.8%). The study concludes that more qualitative studies are needed concerning the question of "how can children's multiple intelligences be developed?"
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey