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 12: School Psychology in France
School Psychology in France
Context of School Psychology
The French Republic, with a population of more than 60 million inhabitants, is one of the 25 countries that constitute the European Union. With a surface of 550,000 square kilometres, it is bordered on the west by the North Sea, the English Channel, and the Atlantic Ocean and on the south by the Mediterranean Sea. In the southwest, the Pyrenean mountains form the border with Spain, and the Alps form the eastern border with Italy and Switzerland. To the north, the tunnel under the English Channel offers direct access by train or by car to the United Kingdom. There are three other countries forming the border to the north: Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany.
Despite its membership ...