Multicultural Psychoeducational Assessment

Author: Elena L. Grigorenko, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826101020
Format: PDF, ePub
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"[A] very useful resource, not only for psychologists and education professionals, but universally, for all those experts interested in multicultural assessment." --Heikki Lyytinen, PhD Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology University of Jyv‰skyl‰, Finland This volume provides a thorough and provocative examination of how different cultures measure intelligence and skill, why they use the tools they use, and how their assessment methods are changing in the globalizing world. The contributors discuss the extent to which methods of assessment are limited and culture-bound. These methods must be revised and adapted to become relevant to foreign cultures. To this end, this book uses theoretical models and empirical studies to explore the use and validity of standardized tests, language and literacy tests, job interviews, and other methods of assessment across various cultures from both developed and developing countries. Key topics include: National and international standards and guidelines for test development and use Limitations of Western assessment tools for populations in the developing world The challenges of measuring abilities and competencies in Hispanics/Latinos Developing and adapting language and literacy assessments in Arabic-speaking countries Assessing competencies in reading and mathematics in Zambian children

Handbook of Multicultural Assessment

Author: Lisa A. Suzuki
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470183328
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Handbook of Multicultural Assessment offers the most comprehensive text on testing of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes the most current and state-of-the-art assessment information in a variety of psychological and educational domains. The book highlights new and innovative testing practices and expands the populations of interest to include recent immigrants and refugees. It also includes ways to overcome barriers in the assessment process as well as forensic assessment. This important resource offers an instructional text for conducting culturally competent psychological assessment for clinicians, educators, and researchers.

Psychoeducational Assessment of Preschool Children

Author: Bruce A. Bracken
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351552872
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This fourth edition of Psychoeducational Assessment of Preschool Children continues the mission of its predecessors—to provide both academics and practitioners with a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the assessment of young children. Long recognized as the standard text and reference in its field, it is organized into four sections: Foundations; Ecological Assessment; Assessment of Cognitive Abilities; and Assessment of Specific Abilities. Key features of this new edition include: New Material—A thorough updating includes new material on environmental and home and family assessment plus new coverage of recently revised tests, including the Stanford-Binet V and the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, 2e. Balanced Coverage—Sound theoretical coverage precedes and supports the book’s main focus on assessing the abilities, skills, behavior, and characteristics of young children. Expertise—Each chapter is written by a nationally recognized scholar and represents state-of-the-art coverage of its topic. Comprehensive and Flexible—The broad range and organization of topics covered makes the book suitable for both new and experienced examiners and for use as a text in graduate level courses on preschool assessment.

Multicultural School Psychology Competencies

Author: Danielle Martines
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483318397
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This unique guidebook is specifically designed with useful multicultural applications aimed at practice-based school psychology. The text compiles an informational and instructional array of helpful "hands-on" checklists, reviews of some of the most current cultural literature applicable to best practices, and provides guided steps to take in various practice-based situations. Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide is practice-based, culture-sensitive, and intended for the multicultural competency preparation of psychologists-in-training and in practice as well as other professionals working with diverse children and youth in schools and other educational settings.

Psychoeducational Assessment and Intervention for Ethnic Minority Children

Author: Scott L. Graves
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433821745
Format: PDF
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This volume offers how-to guidance to psychologists and counsellors who intervene with ethnic minority children. Beginning with a historical tour of psychoeducational assessment related to ethnic minorities, it situates basic areas of assessment within an ethnic minority context. It then offers strategies for improving the educational performance and well-being of ethnically diverse students.

Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Author: Robert L. Rhodes
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237434
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists--including several in both English and Spanish--in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

History of Multicultural Education

Author: Carl A. Grant
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780805854435
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. The volumes reflect the tenets of multicultural education, its history, its present, and individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the last 30-40 years, this set provides a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. The volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content; Foundations and Stratifications; Instruction and Assessment; Policy and Governance; Students and Student Achievement; Teachers and Teacher Education. The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on its theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area.