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.

Educational Psychology in New Zealand

Educational psychology in New Zealand

Context of Educational Psychology

New Zealand is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,600 kilometres east of Australia. The North and South Islands, together with numerous smaller islands, comprise a land area of 268,021 square kilometres. The two main islands comprise 113,729 square kilometres (North Island) and 150,437 square kilometres (South Island). Wellington, the capital city, is located in the southern part of the North Island. In June 2004, New Zealand's population was 4,061,400 (49% male) with approximately 76% residing in the North Island and 24% in the South Island. Auckland, located 658 km north of Wellington, is the largest city, and its region is home to 33% of New Zealand's population. The total population is ...

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