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 the Slovak Republic

School psychology in the Slovak Republic

Context of School Psychology

Slovak people belong to the Slav tribes that settled near the Danube River in the 5th century and established their kingdom, the Empire of Samo. The Great Moravian kingdom of the 8th century marks the beginning of the first well-known Slovak state. King Svatopluk, being progressive, began to educate his people by providing religion, education, and new information in their own language, not in Latin and Greek. In addition, he invited scholars, including Cyril and Metod from Byzancia, to his kingdom. Scholars prepared the Old Slavonic script, translated the Bible and other religious books into the Old Slavonic language, and began converting the Slovaks to Christianity. Schools were established. The Great ...

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