The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality

Dynamic Assessment of Young Children

Authors: Tzuriel, David

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Dynamic/interactive assessment has been a long time coming! It has been almost a century since Alfred Binet suggested that assessment of the processes of learn­ ing should constitute a priority in the mental testing movement, and over 60 years since Andre Rey made the same suggestion. An important model that supports many contemporary approaches to "flexible" or "process" assessment was offered by Vygotsky in the 1920s. The ground breaking work by Reuven Feuerstein and his Swiss colleagues on process assessment of North African Jewish children was done in the early 1950s. In the intervening years almost every serious psy­ chometrist has, at one time or another, called for emphasis on assessment of the of learning, rather than an exclusive emphasis on assessment of the processes products of prior opportunities to learn. One has to wonder why we have had to wait so long for formalization and instrumentation of the methods for doing just that! Of course, we psychologists like to do what we do well, and we have learned to do static, normative assessment, especially of "intelligence," very well indeed. Unfortunately, it is also true that dynamic/interactive assessment has not attracted or fueled the volume of high-quality research that is still going to be necessary if it is to survive as a widely used supplement to static, normative testing. This volume, incorporating a strong research base, goes a long way toward remedia­ tion of that situation.

Reviews

"This book is a must read for graduate student, scholar, or practitioner in psychoeducational assessment. At the least, it will provide an introduction to dynamic assessment, and at the most it will change one's philosophy of cognitive measurement."
(Choice, 39:6 (2002)
"...superbly focused and densely packed with helpful information for any educational or clinical psychologist or researcher seeking a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of dynamic assessment. [...] Tzuriel provides an excellent overview of much of the key research into the validity, reliability and overall value of dynamic assessment whilst at the same time confronting many of its most powerful critics with logical and carefully balanced rebuttals. ...will come to be considered a standard classic in this field and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone seeking an accessible introduction to the static vs dynamic assessment debate."
(Professor Robert Burden in British Journal of Educational Psychology)
"An important contribution to dynamic assessment are Tzuriels DA tests for younger children, which are based directly on Feuerstein's theories... The book is a timely and welcome summary of Tzurieltensive involvement in DA. Tzuriel has opened up a lot of lines of investigation, and the many unanswered questions invite future research, in DA test development as well as in applications of DA to school achievement, and in the prevention of failure for at-risk children."
(Ruth Deutsch in Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 2:3 (December 2002)
"...Highly readable and accesible to a broad audience. [...] Tzuriel achieves the goals of presenting both current theory and clinical applications. He effectively interweaves research and practice in a way that provides detailed information about experimental studies while simultaneously explaining real-life applications of the work." ( Elizabeth D. Peña in Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 22 (2004)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Dynamic—Interactive Approaches to Assessment of Learning Potential

    Tzuriel, David

    Pages 1-10

  • Vygotsky’s Socio-Cultural Theory and Applications for Assessment

    Tzuriel, David

    Pages 11-21

  • The Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) Theory

    Tzuriel, David

    Pages 23-44

  • Distinctive Features of the Clinical DA Approach

    Tzuriel, David

    Pages 45-61

  • Dynamic Assessment of Young Children

    Tzuriel, David

    Pages 63-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic Assessment of Young Children
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1255-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1255-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46510-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5464-2
Series ISSN
1572-5642
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 241
Topics