Alison Gopnik is Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and the author, with Andrew Meltzoff, of Words, Thoughts, and Theories. Her new book, written with Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl, is The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains and How Children Learn, which will be published in September. (May 1999)

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Small Wonders

The Disciplined Mind: What All Students Should Understand

by Howard Gardner
The history of education in the twenty-first century may turn out to be like the history of medicine in the nineteenth century. Both medicine and education have great moral urgency. Passing on what we know to our children is, after all, one of the few ways we have of genuinely …