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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Minority students--Ability testing; Linguistic minorities--Ability testing;

Abstract

This paper is intended for professional school psychologists, school social workers, consultants in special education and other professionals involved in assessment issues in the schools. It is necessary for school professionals to have an understanding of the general socio-political context which surrounds the issues involved in language and culture to better assess the mental/cognitive abilities of language minority students through the dominant language and culture.

It is beyond the scope of this paper to present such issues in their entirety. Therefore, the focus of this paper will center on "voluntary minorities", specifically those who are learning English as a second language and those minorities who are from linguistically and culturally diverse groups.

Year of Submission

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Donald W. Schmits

Comments

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Date Original

1998

Object Description

1 PDF file (66 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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