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    The use of WISC Intelligent Test among Malaysian children: A comparison study


Noriah Mohd. Ishak
Lecturer, Education Faculty, University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Siti Rahayah Ariffin, Saemah Abd. Rahman, Zuria Mahmood, Roshadah Abd. Majid

This exploratory study examined the use of Weschler Intelligence Test (Children Version) among Malaysian children. Two groups of Malaysian children were selected for the study. The first group involved Malaysian children who have been exposed to American and British education for at least one year but have continued their education in Malaysia for at least one year. The other group were children who were not exposed to any American or British education system. Fifteen children from group one and fifteen from group two were administered the WISC. Both consisted of children with similar age group. The findings indicated a difference in understanding the content of items and instruction given while doing the activities involved in the test. The findings also shows that some of the items in WISC are not suitable for the children, particularly those that have not been exposed to the western education system and its culture. The children have difficulty identifying some of the items that signify western lifestyle.
  Presentation Format: 45 min. paper

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000