September 22, 2017
Habib Soleimani

Habib Soleimani

Academic rank: Assistant professor
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Education: PhD. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language( TEFL)
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Faculty: Faculty of Literature and Foreign Languages

Research

Title
Multiple Intelligences Theory: A Content Analysis of Iranian High Schools English Language Teaching Textbooks
Type Article
Keywords
Multiple Intelligences, ELT textbooks, Content analysis
Researchers Habib Soleimani, Ahmad Moinzadeh, Saeed Ketabi

Abstract

This paper is outcome of a study which analyzed the Iranian high school English Language Teaching (ELT) textbooks within the framework of Multiple Intelligences Theory. The Multiple Intelligences (MI) checklist Christison et.al, (1996;1998) was used to analyze the conversations, grammar and reading comprehension parts of grades 1-3 of Iranian high schools ELT textbooks. The results of the study indicate that the dominant intelligence profile of the Iranian ELT textbooks is Verbal/Linguistic, Logical/ Mathematical, and Intrapersonal. Engaging other types of intelligences in the textbook activities depends on the kind of the activity involved. Notably, intelligences such as Bodily/Kinesthetic and Musical were totally absent in the textbook activities and Natural intelligence was nearly ignored.