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Festschrift for Ellen Winner

Howard Gardner has published a contribution to his wife Ellen Winner’s Festschrift. A Festschrift is a collection of articles and reflections released in honor of a scholar, usually around a milestone in their career or birthday. Gardner’s reflections touch on the many qualities of Ellen as a scholar that he values and appreciates. Click here […]

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An “Industrial Ph.D.”: Oxymoron, or the Salvation of Higher Education?

by Howard Gardner The University of Reggio Emilia and Modena in Northern Italy has announced an ‘industrial Ph.D.” in “Reggio Childhood Studies” and has admitted an initial cohort of ten students. Over the course of three years, the doctoral candidates will take courses, decide on a thesis topic, carry out the necessary library and/or empirical […]

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Howard Gardner Delivers 2019 Montgomery Lecture at American Philosophical Society

On December 5, 2019, Howard Gardner spoke at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia as the 2019 Montgomery lecturer. Gardner was in conversation with Washington Post report David Montgomery about his forthcoming intellectual memoir, which will be published in 2020. A video of the event is now available on YouTube below: A blub of the memoir, titled […]

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Why I Changed My Mind About Anonymous Donations

In 1990, in Boston, I attended a conference on school reform. At the end of the last session, a courteous gentleman, clearly from out of town, asked in a tentative manner if I could give him a lift to his hotel. As it was convenient, I readily agreed. At the conclusion of the ride, the […]

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PLATO: An Important Scholarly Initiative That Deserves To Be Widely Known

What happens when a problem on the minds of many thoughtful people intersects with the knowledge, skills, and research agenda of a large part of the scholarly community? An important question! There is the distinct possibility that progress will be made, but, alas, there is also the possibility that the findings and conclusions will be […]

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