ERIC Number: EJ987662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
School Psychology Services in Hong Kong and Implications for Special Education and Professional Development
Wu, I-Hwey Deirdra; Zhang, Kaili C.
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v13 n1 p64-68 Spr 2012
This study examines and presents a discussion on school psychology services available to students with special needs in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools. An in-depth case study was conducted to describe the professional development experiences of a Hong Kong school psychologist named Cindy (pseudo name). Using the case-study method with verification via various sources, we investigated Cindy's professional training and the services she provides in school. This article presents challenges facing Cindy and their implications for her personal adjustment in the school team. This article concludes with certain reflections regarding school psychologists' roles in the 21th century and presents suggestions for professional development.
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Special Needs Students, Professional Training, School Psychology, School Psychologists, Psychological Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies, Learning Experience, Counselor Role, Change Strategies, Special Education, Reflection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong