Supporting Children's Multiple Intelligences While Teaching Florida's Sunshine State Standards in the Early Childhood Classroom: Making the Connection Using MI-Based Strategies
Abstract Gardner's ( I983) Theory of Multiple Intelligences supports developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) espoused by NAEYC for early chiJdhood classrooms. This research examines teachers' use of multiple intelligences-based (MI-based) strategies while teaching for mastery of the required Florida's Sunshine State Standards (SSS). Second grade teachers in a rural community in Central Florida were surveyed with follow-up interviews regarding their teaching practices and philosophies. Data collected show that teachers believe children can master SSS using MI-based strategies but report barriers of large class sizes. Teachers who received training on Ml reported greater success with MI strategies. Teachers reported more use of MI-based strategies for teaching than in their assessment practices. Discussion includes the impact of the state standardized assessments.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education
Early Childhood Education
Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic; Early childhood education -- Florida; Education -- Standards -- Florida; Multiple intelligences
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Taylor, Bonnie, "Supporting Children's Multiple Intelligences While Teaching Florida's Sunshine State Standards in the Early Childhood Classroom: Making the Connection Using MI-Based Strategies" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 498.