Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Among numerous honours, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. In 1990, he was the first American to receive the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award in education. In 2000, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"For those of us who suspect that intelligence is too complex a
phenomenon to be measured by the single number of Q.Q. derived from
an 'intelligence test, ' Gardner's book is a refreshing experience
and an open door into a whole new way of looking at human
"Were we to apply even a fraction of the knowledge Gardner marshals for us, education might finally lead to the deeper understanding that should be its primary goal."--Rexford Brown
"Whenever Howard Gardner focuses his synthesizing mind and vast erudition on any topic, we can be sure that an exciting intellectual adventure is in store. If his manifesto were heeded, the future of our children would benefit immensely."--Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi