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Gardner Comments on Harvard’s Rescission of Admission

In early June 2017, Harvard College rescinded the admission of at least 10 students who would have been members of the Class of 2021 in response to extremely offensive memes that these individuals had shared in a Facebook group. Harvard’s actions prompted controversy; while some believed it was appropriate to punish the students, others saw […]

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MI and Habits of Mind in Arts Education

Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner discuss their respective research on multiple intelligences and arts education, as well as how these two lines of work fit together, in a newly-released short video. Gardner is most known for the theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that humans have a single measurable intelligence, such as […]

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Gardner Named Among Top 5 US Education Scholars

Howard Gardner has once again been listed among the top academic influencers in the field of education in the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. This year, Gardner is fifth out of 200 scholars selected from universities throughout the United States. An annual list created by Rick Hess for his Education Week column “Straight Up,” the ranking includes metrics […]

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Short Video: Gardner’s Educational Vision

Earlier this year, Howard Gardner participated in a short interview for a conference held on the far northern island of Svalbard, Norway, by the Aurora Borealis Foundation. Now, a video with highlights from the interview is available on Vimeo. In this video, Gardner succinctly summarizes some of his most powerful thoughts about education. He states […]

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Gardner’s Vision as Sec. of Education

If you were the United States Secretary of Education, what would you seek to achieve? What would your priorities be for your term in office? Howard Gardner was asked to consider these questions during a September 2016 interview with Cathy Rubin for her website CMRubinWorld (also reprinted in other publications). In this piece, Gardner shares his […]

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