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Disciplined Mind What All Students Should Understand

ISBN-10: 0684843242
ISBN-13: 9780684843247
Edition: 1999
Authors: Howard Gardner
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 5/5/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Harvard University; Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine; and Codirector of Harvard Project Zero. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Acknowledgements
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
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
Education in the Future
An Understandably Conservative Institution
Six Forces That Will Remake Schools
An Educational Crossroad
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
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 SchoolVision
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
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
Close Looks
Exploring Three Icebergs
Evolution
The Music of Mozart
The Holocaust
Aliments for Informed Citizens
"Multiple Intelligences" Approaches to Understanding
Three Uses of Intelligences
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
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
In Closing
One Hundred Years of Education ... and of World History
Once More, My Vision
A World Worth Striving For
Connecting
"The Trio of Colliding Agendas"
References
Index
About the Author

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