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

Background of the problem

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

***** greatest factor in developing the varying intelligences that exist is the environment of the child before beginning school. For instance ***** ***** 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 regular basis? Does the child have an older sibling that has offered doorways ***** ***** in *****ir *****teractions with the child? All of this is vitally important in ***** ***** development both ***** content and in scope.

Significance of the Study

The significance of this study is based on the critical ***** of acknowledgement of multiple intelligences in the first-grade classroom and the fact ***** without this be*****g acknowledged the students in ***** first-grade classroom may be mis-labeled ***** get off on their educati*****al journey on the wr*****g foot thereby affect*****g them permanently in terms of their development.

Hypothesis and Research questions

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

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

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

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

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

***** of the Study

***** limitations of this proposal of research are ***** time allotted


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