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The Global Search for Education: Top 10

In Cathy Rubin’s Huffington Post blog “The Global Search for Education,” her 2012 interview with Howard Gardner was chosen as one of the top 10 best or most insightful articles out of the over 250 that have been published over the years.

Coming in at #8, Adam Steiner and Cathy Rubin summarize the interview with the following description:

8. The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 with Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner covers a great deal of territory in this interview, from the role of the federal government in education to teacher education to charter schools, but what stands out most to me is his statement: “…education in the arts needs no justification in terms of ‘transfer’ to other subjects or to its generation of wealth; it is a ‘good’ in itself.” This is a powerful reminder that we need to build in time for our kids to enjoy the arts. If schools are going to put primary emphasis on English and math skills, this becomes even more important.

Howard Gardner had more to do with inspiring the Global Search series than he will ever know – tell me about no. 8 on your list.

“Howard Gardner covers a great deal of territory in this interview, from the role of the federal government in education to teacher education to charter schools, but what stands out most to me is his statement: “…education in the arts needs no justification in terms of ‘transfer’ to other subjects or to its generation of wealth; it is a ‘good’ in itself.” — Adam Steiner

To see the top 10 list, click here. To view the original “debate” interview with Rubin and Gardner, click here.

Visit Cathy Rubin’s Huffington Post blog to read articles about the state of education in the world today.

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