Advances in Cross-Cultural Assessment Synopsis

Presenting the major trends, theories and practices in cross-cultural assessment, this volume focuses on intelligence and intelligence testing, particularly as applied to people from racial and ethnic minority groups who are also socioeconomically and culturally deprived. The theme running throughout is that IQ tests and traditional standardized tests of cognitive ability, while appropriate for middle-class mainstream individuals regardless of their race or ethnicity, are neither valid nor reliable for those who grow up in environments that are deficient - for example, because of inadequate rearing or serious economic stress. The book proposes alternative approaches to assessing cognitive ability in persons from such backgrounds.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761912125
Publication date: 17th June 1998
Author: Ronald J. Samuda, Reuven Feuerstein, Alan S. Kaufman, John E. Lewis
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 312 pages
Categories: Education: care & counselling of students, Intelligence & reasoning, Clinical psychology, Educational psychology, Ethnic studies,

About Ronald J. Samuda, Reuven Feuerstein, Alan S. Kaufman, John E. Lewis

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. He was most recently President and Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Wyoming. Before that, he was Provost and Senior Vice President at Oklahoma State University as well as Regents Professor of Psychology and Education and George Kaiser Family Foundation Professor of Ethical Leadership. He was previously Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, where he was also professor of psychology and education. Prior to that, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and Professor ...

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