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ERIC Number: ED020696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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CROSS-CULTURAL TESTING--WHAT TO TEST.
UPSHUR, J.A.
REACTING TO A PAPER WRITTEN BY H. NED SEELYE (SEE "LANGUAGE LEARNING," VOLUME 16, NUMBER 1-2, 1966, PAGES 77-85), THE ARTICLE EXAMINES SOME OF THE QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH TESTS THAT WOULD ACCURATELY MEASURE THE ABILITY OF CULTURAL STRANGERS TO ADAPT TO A FOREIGN CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT. IN ORDER TO CLARIFY THE PURPOSES OF SUCH TESTING, THE FOUR GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AIMS OF TESTING ARE APPLIED TO CROSS-CULTURAL TESTING. THREE OF THESE AIMS RELATE TO THE INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY IN A LARGE UNIVERSE OF CULTURAL SITUATIONS, AND THE FOURTH IS CONCERNED WITH THE TRAIT WHICH UNDERLIES, OR IS NECESSARY TO, THAT ABILITY. THE ARTICLE SUGGESTS FOR FUTURE STUDY OTHER PROBLEMS IN CROSS-CULTURAL TESTING, SUCH AS THE NEED FOR DEVELOPING MEASURES OF NON-LINGUISTIC COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION AND THE NEED FOR A THEORY OF THE PROCESSES UNDERLYING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN A FOREIGN CULTURE. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "LANGUAGE LEARNING, A JOURNAL OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS," VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3-4, 1966, PAGES 183-196. (SS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Research Club in Language Learning.
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