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ERIC Number: EJ940256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Oranges Aren't the Only Fruit. Ask a Gardner: Some Implications of the National Literacy and Numeracy Stategies
Byard, Kevin
Education 3-13, v32 n1 p9-13 2004
The introduction of the National Literacy and Numeracy strategies in U.K. schools is discussed in the light of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Although the core curriculum is evidently important, it is argued that the introduction of the national strategies has created a possible over-emphasis in these subjects at the expense of the foundation curriculum, creating a situation in schools which appears to fly in the face of Gardner's research. As a result children with intelligence profiles outside those demanded by the core curriculum may be disadvantaged. Further implications of the national strategies on children's wider development are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom