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ERIC Number: ED204874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Nondiscriminatory Assessment of the Gifted Bilingual Child.
Rivera, Ralph
An Hispanic practitioner discusses the identification of both the non-English speaking and English speaking culturally different gifted child. Definitions are offered for nondiscriminatory assessment and giftedness. Four case studies illustrate the methods used to identify two English speaking and two nonEnglish speaking gifted Hispanic children. Advantages and disadvantages of test translations, culture specific tests, culture fair tests, nonverbal measures of intelligence, and pluralistic norms as employed by the System of Multicultural Pluralistic Assessment (SOMPA) are touched upon. Also provided are suggestions for improving existing identification methods. Practitioners are encouraged to take social, cultural, and linguistic factors into consideration in their evaluation of culturally different children. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: English Speaking; Gifted Disadvantaged
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session Th-24).