HOW ARE THE MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES FOSTERED IN SOME ROMANIAN TEXTBOOKS FOR 6thGRADE
Keywords:multiple intelligences, textbooks, Gardner, content analysis,
AbstractThis article represents a synthesis of a study from our PhD thesis that aims to investigate to what extent the Romanian textbooks value and develop students` s multiple intelligences as defined by Howard Gardner. We used as methodology the content analysis and nonparametrical statistics in order to analyze the data collected. We confirmed our hypothesis that in the Romanian 6th grade textbooks of Romanian, History and Physics there is still a strong preference for traditional or academic intelligences (namely logico-mathematical and linguistic intelligences) but we did not expect to find such a huge discrepancy, since all the other six intelligences proved to be covered only 20% in various activities.
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