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 Malta

School psychology in Malta

Context of School Psychology

Malta was a British colony for 164 years. In 1964, it became independent; in 1974, it became a republic; and, in 2004, it joined the European Union. Malta consists of two main islands lying in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, 93 kilometers south of Sicily and 288 kilometers west of Tunisia. Malta, Gozo, and three smaller islands make up a mere 316 square kilometers. Malta, the largest island, is 27 kilometers at its longest point and 14 kilometers at its widest point. With a population of 400,000, the Maltese Islands are the most densely populated (over 1,265 persons per square kilometer) country in the European Union. In 2004, its gross domestic product was US$7.2 ...

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