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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 32: School Psychology in Romania
School Psychology in Romania
Context of School Psychology
Romania is situated in the southeastern part of Central Europe and shares borders with Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, the Black Sea, Ukraine, and the Republic of Moldova. Romania is 237,400 square kilometres and has a temperate climate, similar to the northeastern United States, with four distinct seasons. Romania had a population of 22,329,977 in 2005. The ethnic breakdown is 89% Romanians, 7.5% Hungarians, 1.9% Romany (Gipsies), and smaller percentages of Ukrainians, Germans, Russian-Lipovenians, Turks, Tartars, Serbians, Slovakians, and others. Approximately 55% of Romania's population lives in towns and cities, and 45% lives in rural areas. The official language is Romanian with German and Hungarian also spoken in some counties, including in schools and civil administration. The ...