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ERIC Number: ED423483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 129
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7969-1881-3
The Role of Psychological Tests in Education in South Africa: Issues, Controversies and Benefits.
Owen, K.
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)
Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius St., Pretoria, South Africa 0002.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa