Multiple intelligences, national music standards and professional beliefs

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I’ve been examining how Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory has been applied in education. In the course of looking for answers I was struck by an issue more profound: instead of concerning ourselves with creating lesson plans that comply with an accurate interpretation of Gardner’s theory, we might do better to concern ourselves with strengthening our […]

Five questions for Edwin Gordon and Bennett Reimer

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[During the Philosophy of Music Education Symposium III [PME III] in Los Angeles [May 28-31, 1997] a “dialog” was held between Edwin Gordon and Bennett Reimer and the remaining participants in the Symposium. Harold Fiske served as moderator. Five groups of questions were prepared by Fiske; these questions guided the course of the discussion. Listed […]