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 9: Educational Psychology in England and Wales
Educational Psychology in England and Wales
In England and Wales, the term educational psychologist is used to denote psychologists who are predominantly employed by local education authorities. Therefore, in this chapter, the term educational psychologist will be used. Furthermore, only trivial differences exist between educational psychologist services in England and Wales. Thus, unless otherwise indicated, this chapter does not distinguish between them. Finally, some figures refer to all countries that compose the United Kingdom, including Scotland. This is because separate figures for England and Wales were not available. Figures from the United Kingdom are quoted when there is no reason to believe that they are different from those of England and Wales.
Context of Educational Psychology
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