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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 13: School Psychology in Germany
School Psychology in Germany
Context of School Psychology
As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating world wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the cold war, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany and the eastern German Democratic Republic. The democratic Federal Republic of Germany embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the European Community (which became the European Union), and NATO, while ...