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.

School Psychology in Finland

School psychology in Finland

Context of School Psychology

Finland was a province and then a grand duchy (a territory ruled by a grand duke or grand duchess) under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. Finland has been an independent democracy since 1917 and is located in Scandinavia in Northern Europe. Finland covers an area of 338,145 square kilometres and shares borders with Norway in the north and Russia to the East, with Sweden located across the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and Estonia across the Gulf of Finland to the south. Finland is officially bilingual, and its population of 5.2 million people consists of Finnish and Swedish speaking people plus a ...

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