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.

Psychologists in Education in the Netherlands

Psychologists in education in the Netherlands

Context of School Psychology

The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1815. In 1830, Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands is located in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea on the west and north, Germany on the east, and Belgium on the south. The country is 41,526 square kilometers. Among its population of approximately 16,407,491 are 19% immigrants, approximately 53% of whom come from non-Western countries, mainly Turkey, Morocco, the Antilles Islands, and Indonesia (Statistics Netherlands, 2005). Thirty percent of the Dutch population is Roman Catholic, 20% is Protestant, 6% is Muslim, 3% practice other religions, and 41% are unaffiliated with a religion (Statistics Netherlands, 2005). The Netherlands has a prosperous ...

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