Resource Summary

In thisthe edition of The Disciplined Mind, Howard Gardner envisions an educational system that will help younger generations rise to the challenges of the future, while preserving the traditional goals of a humane education. He argues that, in contrast to the fact-based, standardized-test model that has gripped both policy-makers and the public, K12 education should enhance a deep understanding of three principles: truth, beauty, and goodness. Gardner explores how teaching students three subjects: the theory of evolution, the music of Mozart, and the lessons of the Holocaust would illuminate the nature of truth, beauty, and morality. ISBN: 978-0140296242