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.
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 of Management at Yale University. Sternberg received his Ph.D. from Stanford and is the recipient of 13 honorary doctorates. In addition, he has won more than two dozen awards for his work. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He is the author of roughly 1,500 books, articles, and book chapters.
Chapter 1: Cross-Cultural Assessment: Issues and Alternatives - Chapter 2: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC): Theory and Application - Chapter 3: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC): Recent Research - Chapter 4: The LPAD: An Alternative Approach to the Assessment of Learning Potential - Chapter 5: Linking Assessment to Intervention with Instrumental Enrichment - Chapter 6: All Intelligence Testing is "Cross-Cultural" - Chapter 7: Non-Traditional Uses of Traditional Aptitude Tests - Chapter 8: Multicultural Assessment and the Bruos Institute of Mental Measurements - Name index - Subject Index - Biographical Sketch
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