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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 practice that could impact Language ***** (i.e. reading, spelling, grammar and phonics) for first graders.

Background of ***** 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 ***** multiple intelligences is one that un*****tunately was not acknowledge for many generations ***** ***** one factor has had the power and indeed ***** changed the face of education once finally *****d. The student who is creatively gifted ***** often in ***** 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 their attention than another student less bright yet making better grades in school.

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

Significance of the *****

***** significance of this study is based on ***** critical factor of acknowledgement of multiple *****telligences in the first-grade classroom and the fact that without this be*****g acknowledged the students in the first-grade 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 in terms of ***** results in an astronomical d*****service ***** students *****d a f*****ilure in the educational system to deliver quality education to students. The questions that ***** research will ask are:

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

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

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

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

Limitations ***** the Study

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


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