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ERIC Number: ED462654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 539
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-932955-90-8
School Psychology: Past, Present, and Future. Second Edition.
Fagan, Thomas K.; Wise, Paula Sachs
This revised and updated book offers topics and issues relevant to the history, current status, and future of the profession of school psychology. Chapter 1 is organized around 14 basic questions often asked by beginning and prospective school psychologists. The intent is to provide critical information immediately that will be more fully treated throughout the book. Chapter 2 presents an overview of the history of school psychology. It relates the development of psychological services to schools in the context of the development of psychology and education and the changing treatment and status of children in America. Chapter 3 examines the unique opportunities and challenges available to those who choose to practice psychology within the educational context. Chapter 4 examines the various roles and functions of school psychologists, including a discussion of which of the roles are most common and most appropriate. Chapter 5 focuses on the topics of professional evaluation and accountability. Chapter 6 considers such topics as the training of school psychologists, professional standards, issues of accreditation, and the need for continuing professional development. Chapter 7 focuses on the symbols and definitions of the profession. It addresses the notions of regulation and control of the profession of school psychology through accreditation, credentialing, and practice regulations. Chapter 8 presents information about field experiences in school psychology including practicum placements and internship settings, as well as post-internship employment in traditional and non-traditional settings. Chapter 9 provides a discussion of the past, present, and future of school psychology in Canada. Chapter 10 expands the scope of the book to the practice of school psychology around the world. Chapter 11 presents ideas as to what the future of school psychology may be and what it could be. Appended are: School Psychology Data Sheet; Primary Journals and Books on School Psychology; American Psychological Association Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct; and National Association of School Psychologists Principles for Professional Ethics. (Contains an index, 6 tables, 15 figures, and over 570 references.) (JDM)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Canada