The countries who do the best in international comparisons whether it’s Finland or Japan Denmark or Singapore do well because they have professional teachers who are respected and they also have family and community which support learning.
Kids go to school and college and get through but they don’t seem to really care about using their minds. School doesn’t have the kind of long term positive impact that it should.
I need to add that my work on multiple intelligences received a huge boost in 1995 when Daniel Goleman published his book on emotional intelligence. I am often confused with Dan. Initially though Dan and I are longtime friends this confusion irritated me.
I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available.
A lot of knowledge in any kind of an organization is what we call task knowledge. These are things that people who have been there a long time understand are important but they may not know how to talk about them. It’s often called the culture of the organization.