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Native American students' self -perceptions regarding Gardner's multiple intelligences


2000 2000

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Abstract (summary)

Replicating Harms' (1998) study regarding self-perceptions of multiple intelligences among selected third-, seventh-, and eleventh-grade students in South Dakota, this study examined and compared Native American students' self-perceptions regarding Gardner's multiple intelligences. Since Gardner (1983) posited his theory of multiple intelligences, people throughout the world have redefined intelligence. His theory of multiple intelligences, states there are eight, or more, ways that students learn and are smart.

Survey instruments were adapted by Harms (1998) from a model developed by the New City School faculty in St. Louis. Data were collected from 174 third-grade, 122 seventh-grade, and 89 eleventh-grade Native American students enrolled in Bureau of Indian Affairs schools in South Dakota. A five-point Likert scale was used to measure respondents' perceptions of the predominance of each of the multiple intelligences. Computation of item means and rankings indicated that the respondents perceived naturalist and visual/spatial intelligences to be their most predominant intelligences and musical/rhythmic intelligence to be their least predominant intelligence.

A one-way analysis of variance showed that there were significantly different perceptions (p < .05) among Native American students at the three grade levels of all intelligences. A series of t tests for independent means indicated that among all Native American students, there were significantly different perceptions (p < .01) between females and males regarding five of the eight intelligences. Additionally, the t tests revealed significant differences (p < .01) in perceptions of multiple intelligences by females and males within each selected grade level.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Educational psychology;
Minority & ethnic groups;
Sociology
Classification
0514: School administration
0525: Educational psychology
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Gardner, Howard; Howard Gardner; Multiple intelligences; Native American; Self-perceptions
Title
Native American students' self -perceptions regarding Gardner's multiple intelligences
Author
Neville, Alan L.
Number of pages
84
Publication year
2000
Degree date
2000
School code
0203
Source
DAI-A 61/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780599709607, 059970960X
Advisor
Boschee, Floyd
University/institution
University of South Dakota
University location
United States -- South Dakota
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9966673
ProQuest document ID
304618323
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304618323
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