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 Hungary

School psychology in Hungary

Context of School Psychology

Located in Central Europe, Hungary is bordered by seven countries: Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, and Slovenia and Austria to the west. The terrain is mostly flat with some rolling plains, and there are hills and low mountains in the north. Hungary is 93,030 square kilometers, and, in 2005, the population of Hungary was slightly over 10 million. Its currency is the Hungarian Forint, and Hungary is a member of the European Union. The 2004 gross domestic product was US$149.3 billion, US$14,900 per capita, which is slightly more than half the average within the European Union. The annual economic growth is slower in comparison ...

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