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Multiple Intelligences and Student Achievement: Success Stories from Six Schools
Linda Campbell & Bruce Campbell
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Finally, a book about multiple intelligences (MI) theory that answers the questions that all educational innovations must ultimately address: What are the results on student achievement? How were those results achieved?
Multiple Intelligences and Student Achievement describes six schools that have used MI theory for five or more years. Through case studies of two elementary, two middle-level, and two high schools, Linda and Bruce Campbell illustrate why markedly different schools—large and small, rich and poor, inner-city and suburban—looked to MI when they wanted to boost student learning.
In schools with long-term MI programs, achievement gains on state assessments and standardized tests are impressive; in fact, the disparity between white and minority students is reduced or eliminated. Students at all three levels outperform their district, county, and national peers in basic skills.
Such gains are possible even though teachers do not teach to the test. Instead, they believe that all students have strengths, and as a result, students come to believe in themselves as well. Moreover, teachers have discovered that instruction through multiple intelligences is so positive and engaging that students—all students—can't help but learn.
This book provides educators who are new to MI theory with solid achievement data and curricular formats to support, inform, and inspire their work. Those who have already worked with MI theory will find encouragement to continue and suggestions for refining their efforts.
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About the Authors
LINDA CAMPBELL is Professor of Education and Director of the Center for Community and Professional Learning at Antioch University Seattle.
BRUCE CAMPBELL is a Teacher and Staff Development Specialist for the Marysville School District in Washington State.
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