This book addresses the application of the principles of cybernetics to the methodology of assessment of function in children. It provides the scientific basis of a more humane approach to the assessment.
1. Introduction Part 1: Cybernetic Theory: Research Models in Child Development 2. A Cybernetic Model for Research in Human Development 3. Cybernetics, Experience, and the Concept of Self Part 2: Cybernetics and Theories of Assessment 4. Against "Objective" Tests: A Note on the Epistemology Underlying Current Testing Dogma 5. Cognitive-Developmental Assessment an Children: Application of a Cybernetic Model Part 3: The Application of Cybernetics to the Assessment of Children 6. New Directions in the Assessment of Children's Language 7. A Cybernetic Approach to Assessment: A Problem-Solving Planning System