Culture and Children's Intelligence: Cross-cultural Analysis Of The Wisc-iii

Hardcover | May 30, 2003

byJames GeorgasEditorLawrence G. Weiss, Fons J.r. Van De Vijver

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This book provides a unique cross-cultural perspective of the WISC-III. From construction, translation and adaptation in different cultures, to analysis of its structure and function as a concept, to its clinical use with different ethnic groups, Culture and Children's Intelligence provides clinician's the tools they need when using the WISC-III. The focus of this reference work is on children's intelligence as measured by the WISC-III in different cultures and its use in these cultures USA, UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, and Greece . It also discusses the interpretation of the results of the WISC-III in terms of cultural and ethnic factors. * Leading experts discuss the clinical use of the WISC-III as it relates to culture and children * Provides methods to clinicians and school psychologists to aid in understanding and interpreting results * Direct relevance to practitioners, researchers, and trainers

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This book provides a unique cross-cultural perspective of the WISC-III. From construction, translation and adaptation in different cultures, to analysis of its structure and function as a concept, to its clinical use with different ethnic groups, Culture and Children's Intelligence provides clinician's the tools they need when using th...

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Psychologists and special educators are increasingly called upon to assess students newly immigrated from another country. The Wechsler tests are perhaps the most widely translated intelligence test in the world and yet, little is known about the standardization efforts in different countries or how well the WISC-III travels across cou...

Lawrence G. Weiss, PhD is Vice President of Test Development for Pearson Clinical Assessment. He oversees a department of 150 professionals and is responsible for all research and test development activities related to the company's psychological, educational, speech, language, and occupational therapy assessment products as well as po...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 30, 2003Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0122800559

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Table of Contents

A.S. Kaufman, Foreword.
D.H. Saklofske, L.G. Weiss, A.L. Beal, and D. Coalson, The Wechsler Scales for Assessing Children's Intelligence: Past to Present.
J. Georgas, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Intelligence and Cognitive Processes.
L.G. Weiss, The WISC-III in the United States.
D.H. Saklofske, Canada.
P. McKeown, United Kingdom.
J. Gregoire, France and French-Speaking Belgium.
M. Schittekatte, W. Kort, W. Resing, G. Vermeir, P. Verhaeghe, The Netherlands and Flemish-Speaking Belgium.
U. Tewes, Germany.
P. Rossmann and U. Schallberger, Austria and German-Speaking Switzerland.
K. Sonnander and B. Ramund, Sweden.
G. Gintiliene and S. Girdzijauskiene, Lithuania.
D. Boben and V. Bucik, Slovenia.
J. Georgas, I.N. Paraskevopoulos, E. Besevegis, N. Giannitsas, and K. Mylonas, Greece.
K. Ueno and I. Nakatani, Japan.
K. Kwak, South Korea.
H.Y. Chen, Y.H. Chen, and J. Zhu, Taiwan.
F.J.R. van de Vijver, Principles of Adaptation of Intelligence Tests to Other Cultures.
F.J.R. van de Vijver, K. Mylonas, V. Pavlopoulos, and J. Georgas, Methodology of Combining the WISC-III Data Sets.
J. Georgas, F.J.R. van de Vijver, L.G. Weiss, and D.H. Saklofske, A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the WISC-III.