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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 37: School Psychology in South Korea
School Psychology in South Korea
Context of School Psychology
South Korea is located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, in the northeastern corner of the Asian continent. South Korea's neighbors are North Korea to the north, Japan across the Sea of Korea (also known as the East Sea) to the southeast, and China across the Yellow Sea to the west. The area of the peninsula is 222,154 square kilometers, of which about 45% (99,313 square kilometers) constitutes the territory of South Korea. In 2004, the population was estimated to be 48,598,175. The average age has changed, largely due to falling birth rates and rising life expectancies. According to a 2004 estimate, 20% of the population is younger than age 15, ...