oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The use of psychological tests with minority groups in South Africa: A brief review and critique
|Article Title||The use of psychological tests with minority groups in South Africa: A brief review and critique|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of School Counselling, University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
|Pages||67 - 75|
|Keyword(s)||Civil rights, Differential Item Functioning (DIF), Ethnic group, Female black domestic workers, Industrial arts, Legal rights, Military terminology, Multicultural post-apartheid, Population, Psychometric tests, Test bias and Urbanised acculturated populations|
In this paper, it will be argued that psychological and educational assessment in post-apartheid South Africa is still, to a large extent, racially and culturally biased. The issues that will be discussed correspond to those experienced by other countries: relevant conversations are actively being pursued around the world.
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