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 44: School Psychology in Zimbabwe
School Psychology in Zimbabwe
The term educational psychologist, not school sychologist, is used in Zimbabwe. Thus, the terms school psychology and school psychologist, as used in this chapter, refer to educational psychology and educational psychologist, as used in Zimbabwe.
The Context of School Psychology
Zimbabwe is a landlocked Southern African country that borders Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia. The country stretches 725 kilometers from north to south and 835 kilometers from east to west and covers an area of 390,600 square kilometers. The quality of the national road network has declined significantly in recent years due to neglect by local authorities and the central government. Thus, many rural schools are inaccessible by car. The country has 10 administrative regions. Its economy is ...