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Assessing Intelligence
Applying a Bio-Cultural Model



© 1998 | 263 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Offering an alternative approach to the current models of assessing intelligence, this volume presents a comprehensive and informed understanding of the biological and cultural influences on intellectual behavior. In Assessing Intelligence, authors Eleanor Armour-Thomas and Sharon-Ann Gopaul-McNicol propose a "bio-cultural" model for intelligence assessment. This volume begins by examining the issues pertaining to intellectual assessment, the nature of intelligence, and the biological influences on cognition. It then explores a new model for assessing all childrenùThe Four-Tier Bio-Cultural Assessment System--and it presents an evaluation of that system. Finally, it offers training suggestions for teachers, parents, counselors, and psychologists for enhancing the intellectual potential of all children, and it presents implications for future research and clinical work as well as a vision for policymakers to ensure culturally sensitive assessment. Assessing Intelligence offers a diverse perspective from the fields of clinical psychology, school psychology, education, and education psychology. It will be a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers in the fields of general psychology, clinical psychology, education, social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, multicultural psychology, political science, and cultural studies.
 
PART ONE: INTELLIGENCE: MAJOR ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
 
Intellectual Assessment in a Multicultural Society
 
Conceptions of Human Intelligence and Implications for Its Assessment
 
Culture and Cognition
 
Toward a Biocultural Perspective of Intellectual Development
 
PART TWO: INTELLECTUAL ASSESSMENT AND CULTURE: A NEW PARADIGM
 
The Evolution of the Biocultural Assessment System
 
The Biocultural Assessment System
 
A Critical Review of Standardized Tests and Approaches of Intelligence Using the Biocultural Assessment Model
 
Report Writing Utilizing the Four-Tier Biocultural Assessment System
 
Evaluation of the Biocultural Assessment System
 
PART THREE: TRAINING AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF THE BIOCULTURAL ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
 
Training of Mental Health Workers, Educators and Parents To Enhance the Intellectual Functioning of Children
 
Implications for Future Research and Policy

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