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WHAT — AND HOW — SHOULD WE BE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN?<P>In The Disciplined Mind, Howard Gardner, the brilliant educator who revolutionized our thinking with his theory of multiple intelligences, offers a controversial and far-reaching work on the goals of education. His argument — aimed at parents, educators, and the general public alike — is that K-12 education should enhance a deep understanding of three principles: truth, beauty, and goodness. Gardner explores how teaching students three subjects — the theory of evolution, the music of Mozart, and the lessons of the Holocaust — would illuminate the nature of truth, beauty, and morality.<P>Far from the fact-based, standardized-test mentality that has gripped both policy makers and the public, Gardner envisions an educational system that will help younger generations rise to the challenges of the future, while preserving the traditional goals of a "humane" education.

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The brilliant educator who revolutionized our thinking with his theory of multiple intelligences now asks what--and how--we should be teaching our children.

Synopsis:

In The Disciplined Mind, Howard Gardner argues that K-12 education should strive for a deep understanding of three classical principles: truth, beauty, and goodness. Such an understanding requires mastery of the major disciplines that human beings have created over the centuries. As powerful examples of his approach, Gardner describes an education that illuminates the theory of evolution, the music of Mozart, and the lessons of the Holocaust. Far from the standardized test mentality that has gripped both policy makers and the public, Gardner envisions an education that preserves the strengths of a traditional humane education while preparing younger generations for the challenges of the future.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: A Personal Introduction: An Education for All Human Beings

From the Parochial to the Universal

An Uncluttered Perspective: The True, the Beautiful, and the Good

About This Book

Signposts

Chapter 2: Educational Constants

An Educational Montage: The Transmission of Roles and Values

Formal Schooling: Mastering Notations and Disciplines in a Remote Setting

A Virtue-Filled Education in the Disciplines

Perennial Choices

Chapter 3: Education in the Future

An Understandably Conservative Institution

The Forces That Will Remake Schools

An Educational Crossroad

Chapter 4: Perspectives of Mind and Brain

Scientific Knowledge and Value Judgments

In Olden Days: Inborn Traits and Well-Shaped Behaviors

The Cognitive Revolution

From the Study of the Mind to the Study of the Brain

Education and the Brain

The Considerable Distance Between Science and Practice

Chapter 5: How Cultures Educate

The Best Preschools in the World

The Cultural Turn

Insights from Studies of Culture

The Cultural Perspective Applied to Education

Beyond Reggio: Other Effective Schools

Preschools

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

A School Vision

Chapter 6: Designing Education for Understanding

A Classroom Perspective

False Starts

Teaching for Understanding: A Formal Introduction

Difficulties of Understanding

Obstacles to Understanding

Disciplinary Expertise

Four Approaches to Understanding

Other Players

Chapter 7: Disciplined Approaches

Three Puzzles

Vantage Points: From Puzzles to Concepts

The Disciplines...and Beyond

The Patterns of the Scientist...and the Mathematician

The Beauty of the Artist

The Accounts of the Historian

In the Shopping Mall of the Disciplines

Chapter 8: Close Looks

Exploring Three Icebergs

Evolution

The Music of Mozart

The Holocaust

Aliments for Informed Citizens

Chapter 9: "Multiple Intelligences" Approach to Understanding

Three Uses of Intelligence

Multiple Entry Points to Rich Topics

Powerful Analogies and Metaphors

Multiple Representations of the Core Ideas: Introducing the "Model Language"

Remaining Issues

Orchestrating the Three Approaches

The Rest of the Curriculum: Possibilities and Limits

Chapter 10: Getting There

A Tale of Two Scripts

A K-12 Pathway to Understanding

The Power and the Perils of Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Study

A National Standard or National Standards?

Multiple Pathways

Unum Out of Pluribus?

Leadership Challenges

Battle Scars and Occasional Medals

"Scaling Up": Three Helpful Ingredients

The Roles of Business

Finding an Appropriate Niche

Chapter 11: In Closing

One Hundred Years of Education...and of World History

Once More, My Vision

A World Worth Striving For

Connecting

Afterword: A Tale of Two Barns

Appendix: "The Trio of Colliding Agendas"

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140296242
Author:
Gardner, Howard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Educational Psychology
Subject:
Learning, psychology of
Subject:
Comprehension
Subject:
Multiple intelligences
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Education -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
IMS-13
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.49x5.52x.82 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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In The Disciplined Mind, Howard Gardner argues that K-12 education should strive for a deep understanding of three classical principles: truth, beauty, and goodness. Such an understanding requires mastery of the major disciplines that human beings have created over the centuries. As powerful examples of his approach, Gardner describes an education that illuminates the theory of evolution, the music of Mozart, and the lessons of the Holocaust. Far from the standardized test mentality that has gripped both policy makers and the public, Gardner envisions an education that preserves the strengths of a traditional humane education while preparing younger generations for the challenges of the future.
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