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 United Arab Emirates

School psychology in the United Arab Emirates

Context of School Psychology

The United Arab Emirates was established as a constitutional federation on December 2, 1971, and Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, known as the founder of the United Arab Emirates, was elected as its first president. The federation consists of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qawain, Ras al-Khaimah, and Fujairah. The United Arab Emirates is located on the Arabian Gulf and borders Saudi Arabia on the south and west, Qatar and the Arabian Gulf on the north, the Indian Ocean on the east, and Oman on the east and south. The area is 83,600 square kilometers (32,278 square miles). The land in the south and west ...

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