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 Ireland

School psychology in Ireland

Context of School Psychology

The island of Ireland is situated in northwest Europe. The total area is 84,421 square kilometres, the Republic of Ireland comprising 70,282 square kilometres and Northern Ireland 14,139 square kilometres. The greatest length of the island is 486 kilometres, and the greatest width is 275 kilometers. The information in this chapter refers to the state named in the Constitution as Eire (Ireland in the English language), described as The Republic of Ireland in the 1948 Republic of Ireland Act, and generally referred to as Ireland. Ireland achieved its independence in 1922. The Constitution of 1937 and the 1948 Republic of Ireland Act severed Ireland's last formal links with Britain. The total population in April 2005 ...

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