ERIC Number: ED423483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Psychological Tests in Education in South Africa: Issues, Controversies and Benefits.
This volume examines historic, cross-cultural, and psychometric issues with regard to the use of psychological testing in South Africa. After an introduction in Chapter 1, the following chapters are: "Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education"; "History of the Development of Psychological Tests," which includes intelligence, aptitude, and personality tests; "Approaches to the Assessment of Cognitive Development," which reviews the psychometric, Piagetian, and Soviet approaches, neuropsychologically based instruments, and dynamic assessment. "Psychological Testing: Criticisms, Issues and Controversies," which explores both criticisms and test bias; "Culture and Testing," which discusses the influence of culture on test performance, offers six possible solutions to selection issues, and discusses a Eurocentric versus an Afrocentric approach to testing; "The Role of Psychological Tests in South African Schools," which includes cognitive, individual intelligence, group intelligence, aptitude and proficiency, and personality tests; and "Psychological Testing in South Africa: End of the Road or a New Beginning?" (Contains 95 references.) (EMK)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Blacks, Culture Fair Tests, Educational Policy, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Intelligence Differences, Personality Assessment, Psychological Testing, Schools, Test Bias, Test Use, Values
Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius St., Pretoria, South Africa 0002.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa