ERIC Number: EJ580851
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
You Can't Take It with You: Why Cultural Assessments Don't Cross Cultures.
Greenfield, Patricia M.
American Psychologist, v52 n10 p1115-24 Oct 1997
Analyzes intelligence tests as items of symbolic culture. Test takers often do not share the presuppositions about values, knowledge, and communication implicitly assumed by the test. Suggestions are offered to detect, correct, and avoid the cross-cultural misunderstandings that undermine the validity of such tests. (MMU)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue titled: "Intelligence and Lifelong Learning."