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Common Sense in an academic way
on 13 June 2009
The only thing wrong with this book which is easy to read and makes some excellent points is that much of Gardiner's work is not really new. Many others have recognised, Holt, Goodman etc. that schools are not ideal in their present form as mass educators simply because we are all different. This only comes as a surprise to a group of unenlightened educational administrators too busy getting on to see what was really going on. The parable of the talents is over 2000 years old so Gardiner with his multiple intelligence theory simply makes the blindingly obvious obscure and esoteric. The positive is that at last some of the educational establishment are awakening but as usual have got hold of the wrong end of the stick. It is sadly not just the children have unschooled minds. A worthy book making worthy points that may eventually lead to real progress but not quickly I venture.