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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 5: School Psychology in Canada
School Psychology in Canada
Context of School Psychology
Canada is a country with almost 33 million people, occupying the world's third largest landmass (9,984,670 square kilometres), with the United States along its entire southern border and the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans to the east, west, and north, respectively. The landscape of Canada is varied and composed of mountains, prairies, desert, arctic tundra, glaciers, valleys, foothills, rivers, and lakes. It contains 10 provinces and 3 territories. Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867, while retaining ties to the British crown. Canada maintains a system of government based on English common law except in Quebec, where the civil law system is based on French law. Economically and technologically, Canada has developed in parallel with ...