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ERIC Number: EJ1123091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
School Psychology Research and Practice in East Asia: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future Directions of the Field
Brown, Jacqueline A.; Watanabe, Yayoi; Lee, Dong Hun; McIntosh, Kent
School Psychology International, v37 n6 p557-582 Dec 2016
To engage in a comparison of school psychology research and practice in eastern and western countries, the current study sought to identify key themes that have influenced the field of school psychology in East Asian countries. Forty-six leading school psychology professionals in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan provided their perspectives to a six-question survey based on a survey created by McIntosh, Martinez, Ty, and McClain (2013) regarding pivotal ideas and findings related to research and practice in the past 25 years, present, and future that they find particularly exciting. Qualitative thematic analysis, using NVivo software, yielded nine major and 41 minor categories. Across the three time periods (past, present, future), six of the nine major categories (Data-Informed Practices and Their Implementation, Knowledge and Practice of Individual Differences, Theory Development, Technology Development, Development of School Psychology, and Consultation and Collaboration) and seven of the 41 minor categories were present. A comparison between the current study and the McIntosh and colleagues (2013) study suggests that there were many consistencies in major and minor categories. Comparisons between these two studies, along with limitations, future areas for research, and implications for practice, are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Taiwan; Thailand; South Korea; Hong Kong; Japan
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