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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 15: Educational Psychology in Hong Kong
Educational Psychology in Hong Kong
Context of Educational Psychology
Hong Kong, a metropolis at the southeastern tip of mainland China, was a British colony from 1842 to 1997. On July 1, 1997, it was returned to the People's Republic of China and became a Special Administrative Region. In the Joint Declaration with Britain, China promised that the socialist system would not be practiced in Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for 50 years, until 2047. Hong Kong continues to have its own legal system, currency, customs, and immigration authorities and its own way of life, shaped during the 155 years of British colonization. The colonization has carved ...