Gardner Appears in Two European Publications

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner has written editorial pieces for two European publications.

First, the August 18th, 2014, edition of the Danish magazine Frie Skoler included a statement with Gardner’s response to the question, “What is the ideal school?” The original feature is available here; the English version has been reprinted below.

I don’t believe that there is such a thing as an ideal school or school system. Indeed, I think that in any community that is not tiny, there should be choices offered to families. And of course, so much depends on whether one is talking about pre-school, elementary school, secondary school, higher education, or lifelong education.

But whatever the school or system or age bracket, there are two elements in particular that I would look for.

The first is individuation or personalization: to what extent are the particular abilities, interests, ways of learning, and motivations of the learner taken into…

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