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Positive Transformations: A Key Goal of Education

Along with such phrases as “leadership qualities” and “critical and creative thinking,” the term “transformation” is often invoked in discussions of the possible and of the positive effects of higher education. I’ve been known to utter and to type this buzzword as well. By definition, most experiences cannot be transformative. The vast majority of our […]

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Raising Children Who Care About the Greater Good

In an era in which stakes are high for success and so much seems to be going awry in public life, how can we raise kids who care about the common good? This is the question posed in a blog in The Washington Post by Howard Gardner and his HGSE colleague Rick Weissbourd, Faculty Director […]

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Reinvigorating the Culture of Service in College

This week, I am delighted to post a piece by my long-time colleague Wendy Fischman. Wendy is a researcher at Project Zero and the project director of a major national study of higher education in the United States today. It’s been my privilege to work closely with Wendy over two decades on a number of […]

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Lessons from Mind, Brain, and Education

In a new video, Howard Gardner discusses two points from his studies of the field of mind, brain, and education. This short address was recorded in Summer 2017 for a conference of English language teachers in Korea. In the video, Gardner emphasizes the importance of paying attention to current brain-related research and neuroscientific discoveries, as […]

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Activating One’s Voice… Always a Plus?

I was speaking to the long-serving superintendent of a school district in California, one that primarily serves Hispanic students. Superintendent Murphy (as I’ll call him) spoke proudly about one of his high school graduates—a star football player, who had gone on to Princeton University, the first in his family to attend college. When Jorge (as […]

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