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The Handbook of International School Psychology provides a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the global provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents. Authors from 43 countries provide valuable information and insights regarding the following areas: the context of school psychology; the origin, history, and current status of school psychology; the infrastructure of school psychology; the preparation of school psychologists; the roles, functions, and responsibilities of school psychologists; current issues impacting school psychology; and key references.
Chapter 10: School Psychology in Estonia
School Psychology in Estonia
Context of School Psychology
Estonia is located in northern Europe, on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Estonia stretches 350 kilometers from east to west and 240 kilometers from north to south; its area is 45,226 square kilometers. Estonia shares borders with Russia to the east and Latvia to the south. Sweden is to the west across the Baltic Sea, and Finland is to the north, across the Gulf of Finland. Estonia's population ranks among the smallest in the world: As of 2005, an estimated 1,347,510 people live in Estonia (a density of only 29.80 people per square kilometer). Fifteen percent of the population are between birth and 14 years of age, 67% are 15 to 64 years ...