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Multiple Intelligence Research

Since the publication of Frames of Mind by Howard Gardner in 1983 research into the validity and efficacy of multiple intelligences theory has been steadily growing around the world.

RECENT Neuroscience Evidence.

Multiple Intelligences in Teaching and Education: Lessons Learned from Neuroscience, Journal of Intelligence, August, 2018. by B.Shearer.


Supplemental Information that describes MIST Project data collection procedures and tables are presented here:  MIST DATA and Procedures

Additional Studies:

1 MIndful Education for ADHD Students Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction Using Multiple Intelligences. Victoria Proulx-Schirduan, C. Branton Shearer, and Karen I. Case, 2009, Teachers College Press    http://store.tcpress.com/cgi/sc/productsearch.cgi?storeid=tcpress

2  Project SUMIT:  Mindy Kornhaber and colleagues completed an extensive research of over 40 MI-inspired schools and their results are summarized in the book, Best Practices in Multiple Intelligences. Allyn and Bacon,

3 Special MI Issue of Teachers College Record, January, 2004.  Branton Shearer edited this collection of MI-related papers from the 20th anniversary commemoration of the publication of Frames of Mind at the 2003 annual conference of AERA. Authors include: Michael Posner, Howard Gardner, Eliot Eisner, Tom Hoerr, Larry Cuban, Wu-tien Wu and Stephen Denig.

4 MI at 25: Assessing the Impact and Future of Multiple Intelligences for Teaching and Learning, ed. Branton Shearer. Teachers College Press, 2008.  This collection of essays examines the validity of MI theory. http://store.tcpress.com/0807743461.shtml

5 Multiple Intelligences and Student Achievement: Success Stories from Six Schools by Bruce and Linda Campbell, ASCD, 1999.   http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/199274.aspx   – buy from ASCD.    In this short volume available from www.ascd.org the authors provide detailed analysis of the benefits of MI theory to the students and teachers in six schools.