Culture and Children's Intelligence: Cross-Cultural Analysis of the WISC-III

Culture and Children's Intelligence: Cross-Cultural Analysis of the WISC-III

by James Georgas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0122800559

ISBN-13: 9780122800559

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780122800559
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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.

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