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.

The International School Psychology Association: Its Formation, Accomplishments, and Future Missions

The international school psychology association: Its formation, accomplishments, and future missions

The formation of a profession follows a long and arduous process. Key qualities often occur in the following order. A respected body of knowledge that, over time, forms the basis for research and professional practice is the first to emerge. This knowledge is disseminated and archived through journals, books, and other sources. Educational institutions begin to create programs for the dissemination of this knowledge and to promote it through research and other scholarly activities. Restrictions may be placed on who has access to this knowledge.

As employment opportunities increase for those who have acquired this knowledge, educational institutions develop professional preparation programs that prepare persons ...

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