The world relies on standardized testing to measure a persons intelligence. Public schools in our country focus on “main” areas such as mathematics, English, science, and history. Administrators of public education believe that in order to be successful an individual must be apt in these subjects. The arts are considered unimportant in comparison to sciences in our public school system. Some schools these days do not even offer programs of that field.
Howard Gardner challenges the worlds view on intelligence. He developed a theory of multiple intelligences. Gardner claims that there are seven different categories of intelligence-kinaesthetic, linguistic, logical, spatial/visual, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. Gardner proposes that intelligence reflects the ways in which individuals interact with the world and that, like fingerprints, no two people have the same type of