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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.

The Service of School Psychology in Italy
The service of school psychology in Italy
Context of School Psychology

Italy is located in Southern Europe. As a peninsula, it extends prominently into the central Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of 301,230 square kilometers, including its islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Border countries are Austria, France, the Holy See (Vatican City), San Marino, Slovenia, and Switzerland. The population in 2005 was over 58 million. The reproduction rate is approximately 1.26 children per woman. Ethnic groups include small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the northand Albanian- and Greek-Italians in the south. The religious profile is predominantly Roman Catholic, with some Protestants and Jews and a growing Muslim immigrant community. Italy ranks second only to Japan in having ...

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