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Multiple Intelligences

First Grade Language Acquisition and Classroom Practices

Research Proposal


In terms of human intelligence there exists more than simply one dimension of intelligence such as linguistic, mathematical, spatial, rhythmic, spatial and kinesthetic *****s

Purpose of the Study

The purpose ***** this work is to define Multiple Intelligence in terms of practice in the cl*****sroom ***** what teachers are doing in terms of ***** that could impact Language ***** (i.e. reading, spelling, grammar and phonics) for first graders.

Background of ***** problem

Throughout the history of education ***** have been many *****ories in learning stated with many ***** them being at least in part correct. However the theory of multiple intelligences is one that un*****tunately was not acknowledge for many generations ***** ***** one factor has had the power and indeed has changed ***** face of education once finally acknowledged. The student who ***** creatively gifted was *****ten in the past considered to be developmentally disabled due to scores on grades when in fact ***** same student was only bored in class and required ***** information to hold *****ir attention than another student less bright yet making ********** grades in school.

The greatest factor ***** developing the varying intelligences that exist is the environment of the child before beginning school. For instance was ***** child's attendance mostly to hockey games or did the child's parents take the child to musical performances, or book-readings? Was the child read to on a regul*****r bas*****? Does the child have an older sibling ***** has offered doorways ***** learning in *****ir *****teractions ***** the child? All of this is vitally important in ***** child's development both in content and in scope.

Significance of the *****

***** significance of ***** study is based on ***** critical factor ***** acknowledgement of multiple *****telligences in the first-grade *****room and the fact that without this ***** ***** the students in ***** ***** classroom may be mis-labeled and get off on their educational journey on the wrong foot thereby affecting them permanently in ***** of their development.

Hypothesis and Research questions

The hypothesis of this work is: "Failure to acknowledge multiple *****telligences in the first-grade classroom ***** terms of practice results in an astronomical disservice ***** students *****d a failure in the ***** system to deliver quality education ***** *****. The questions that this research will ask are:

What ***** which is ***** to be "*****st practice" focused toward in the first-grade classroom in terms of delivering learning to the ***** or multiple intelligences represented by the students in ***** first-grade *****?

What techniques are best ***** relation to delivery of learning in the different subjects of study?

What is the teacher's role in the ***** intelligences classroom?

Howard Gardner (1999) Harvard Professor states that *****re ***** four ********** in educational reform within the theoretical base of multiple intelligences ***** are (1) Assessment (2) Curriculum (3) Teacher Education, and (4) Community Participation.

Limitations ***** the Study

***** limitations of this proposal ***** ***** ***** ***** time allotted


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