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 Lithuania

School psychology in Lithuania

Context of School Psychology

Lithuania, a European country on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, is bordered by Latvia on the north, Belarus on the east and south, Russia on the west, Poland on the south, and 100 kilometers of Baltic Sea coastline on the west. The landmass of Lithuania is 65,200 square kilometers, and its population is over 3.5 million. The territory of Lithuania is divided into 10 counties, which consist of territories of the nine cities and 51 regional municipalities. The population is 83.5% Lithuanian, 7% Polish, 6% Russian, and 4% other. The official language is Lithuanian, and it, as the neighboring Latvian, belongs to the Baltic group of Indo-European languages.

In 1990, after a 50-year Soviet ...

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