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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.
Chapter 29: School Psychology in Pakistan
School Psychology in Pakistan
Context of School Psychology
In 1947, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan emerged as an independent state. Pakistan has some of Asia's most magnificent landscapes; it stretches from the Arabian Sea in the south to spectacular mountain ranges in the north. Pakistan also is home to sites that date back to the world's earliest settlements, rivaling those of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Located in South Asia, it shares its eastern border with India, its northeastern border with China, its southwestern border with Iran, and its western and northern borders with Afghanistan. A 1,064-kilometer coastline along the Arabian Sea forms Pakistan's southern boundary. The country's total area, 796,095 square kilometers, is nearly four times the size of the United Kingdom. From ...