Catering for multiple intelligences in locally-published ELT textbooks in Turkey


3rd International Conference on Telling ELT Tales out of School, Famagusta, CYPRUS, 5 - 07 Mayıs 2010, cilt.3, ss.127-130 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 3
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.023
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Famagusta
  • Basıldığı Ülke: CYPRUS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.127-130


This study aims to investigate the extent to which English textbooks which are locally designed for primary education in Turkish state schools reflect Multiple Intelligences. Based on the framework of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, a multiple intelligences checklist was developed to examine each textbook in relation to different intelligences as reflected through different activities and tasks. It has been found that the intelligence profile of English textbooks is predominantly verbal/linguistic and visual/spatial. Naturalistic intelligence is identified as the least intelligence type that is catered only in grade 4 and grade 5 textbooks, and no example of spiritual/existential intelligence was found. However, a fair percentage of distribution for the remaining intelligence types was recorded. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.