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Multiple Intelligences, Educational Reform, and a Successful Career


by Wu-tien Wu — 2004

This article addresses the meaning and application of multiple intelligences theory in Taiwan in the light of educational reform. Specifically, a 4-year joint research project (1999–2003) titled “The Development of Multiple Talents (DMT),” sponsored by the National Science Council, R.O.C. (Taiwan), will be introduced. A 3-dimensional construct is proposed for the DMT: form of talents (10 forms, mainly based on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences), function of talents (three functions, based on Sternberg's conception of successful intelligence), and developmental stage (four stages, from preschool to senior high). This article highlights some of the research findings.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 1, 2004, p. 181-192
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11519, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 4:36:51 AM

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  • Wu-tien Wu
    National Taiwan Normal University
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    WU-TIEN WU is currently a professor of special education and dean of College of Education, National Taiwan Normal University. Wu-Tien Wu received his Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1975 and became a full professor in 1979. He had been the director of the Special Education Center and chairman of the Department of Special Education of National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). He used to serve as the president of the Special Education Association, R.O.C., the Chinese Association for Psychological Testing, the Chinese Guidance Association, the Chinese association of gifted education, and the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. He used to be the Education Committee Chair of the National Science Council, R.O.C. Currently, he is the president of the Teacher Education Association of R.O.C. (in Taiwan). Wu-Tien has published over 20 books and 250 articles (some in English) in special/gifted education and guidance/counseling. His recent research focuses on gifted education and special education policy.
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