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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 8: School Psychology in Denmark
School Psychology in Denmark
Context of School Psychology
Denmark is located in Northern Europe, between the North Sea and Baltic Sea, with Germany to the south and the Scandinavian Peninsula to the north. Denmark is a small country, with an area of 44,000 square kilometres (approximately 16,600 square miles) and a population of 5.5 million. In addition to Denmark's landmass on the Jutland Peninsula, it has 406 islands, connected with numerous bridges and ferry services, resulting in a total coastline of 7,300 kilometres. Denmark also includes the world's largest island, Greenland, and the Faeroe Islands, both of which are located in the North Atlantic Ocean and have home rule. Data about those areas are not included here, although their educational systems, including provision for ...