ERIC Number: EJ1110524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Evolving Nature of School Psychology in Alberta: Politics and Practice
Johnson, R. Coranne; Zwiers, Michael L.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v31 n3 p166-187 Sep 2016
Over the past 15 years, the practice of school psychology in the province of Alberta reflects the entrenchment of assessment with the emerging possibility of a broader service provider role. This article articulates the influence that politics and government has had on the role of school psychologists in Alberta schools as special education funding frameworks have evolved. The authors describe the present training and roles of Alberta school psychologists and outline the work that has been undertaken in that province to advocate for a role in key government initiatives of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Inclusive Education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychology, School Health Services, Mental Health, Role, Educational History, School Psychologists, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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