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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 19: School Psychology in Israel
School Psychology in Israel
Context of School Psychology
The State of Israel, established in 1948 as a homeland for the Jewish people, has absorbed immigrants from many cultures and is now a unique multicultural society. Israel is located in the Middle East, bordered on the west by the Mediterranean Sea, by Lebanon on the north, by Syria, Jordan, and the West Bank on the east, and by Egypt on the southwest. The geography includes desert in the south, low coastal plains, and central mountains. Israel is 20,770 square kilometers with a population in 2006 of 7.1 million: 81% Jews and 19% Arabs. The gross domestic product for 2005 was US$141 billion, US$20,800 per capita. Public services, agriculture, manufacturing, finance, tourism, high-tech, and commerce ...