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 Internationally: A Synthesis of Findings

School Psychology Internationally: A Synthesis of Findings

School psychology internationally: A synthesis of findings

The contents of chapters within this handook reflect the considerable achievement of school psychologists internationally. This concluding chapter provides a brief synthesis, highlighting some of the prominent similarities and differences among the 43 countries and drawing attention to certain challenges facing the speciality of school psychology in the coming years. The chapter begins with an overview of some educational, demographic, economic, and geographic characteristics within countries; these provide a context for the work of school psychologists. This is followed by a summary of the history and current status of school Psychology and its infrastructure, the preparation of school psychologists, their roles and functions, and finally some current issues impacting school psychology.

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