In a Washington Post blog by Finnish scholar Pasi Sahlberg, five educational innovations developed in the United States, but which are in large part ignored by American schools and reformers, are outlined. Sahlberg counts among these innovations Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. He provides strong examples of how work that is done by US researchers so often benefits other countries who are willing to implement changes in their education systems and how these same ideas end up going to waste in America as a whole.
Sahlberg’s blog can be read in it’s entirety via the Washington Post here.
In response to this piece, Gardner responded with his own thoughts about the argument Sahlberg has made. Below are Gardner’s comments to Sahlberg:
You have written a thought-provoking piece, noting that the United States may produce promising ideas in education but lags in the implementation of those ideas—except perhaps the…
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