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ERIC Number: EJ1089190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
The Preparation of Educational Psychologists in Hong Kong
Lam, Shui-fong
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v2 n3 p179-184 2014
Modeled after the British system, school psychologists in Hong Kong are called educational psychologists. Hong Kong is the first location in Asia to have a recognized specialty vocation in educational psychology and a program for their professional preparation. The first program in Hong Kong, established by the University of Hong Kong in 1981 during British colonial rule, is a two-year full-time master's degree program that adopts a scholar-practitioner model. Three more programs have been developed in Hong Kong during the last decade. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University established a master's degree program in 2009. The University of Hong Kong also launched a doctor of philosophy program and a doctor of psychology program in educational psychology at about the same time. The rapid growth in quantity and quality of professional preparation in Hong Kong is a response to the local expansion of the educational psychology services as well as a regional and global trend in professional preparation. The purpose of this article is to describe the preparation of educational psychologists in Hong Kong, the nature of their services, and the impact of living and working in a multicultural environment on them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong