Gardner's Seven Attributes of Intelligence: An Analysis

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Brief Introductions To begin, the problem of educational inequality has been a conundrum plaguing American society for decades. How is it that our international counterparts in Asia are educating their children in grades K-12 better than us, yet we have the best Universities in the world? Extensive tests reveal that in many subjects (particularly math) many Asian students are outperforming their American equivalents. This is in part due to the fact that Asian countries are collectivistic in nature. The community at large has a vested stake in the education of its younger children. As a result, the community helps in both education and corrective action. America is individualistic however. In many instances, we simply look out for our own constituents irrespective of how that action might affect others. This concept can be applied to American education as we often only care about our own children without regard to how other children will affect the world we like in. Many individuals are simply content with putting individuals in jail as oppose to helping educate them as a community for example. Individualism is varied by nature. As such, there is no one unique form of childhood educations that will encompass all individuals within society. In fact, due primarily to individualism learning techniques must subsequently be catered to the individual. This is the primary reason that the learning approaches designated by Howard Gardner best align with my personal view of childhood
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