ERIC Number: EJ1045011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
An International Partnership Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Sri Lankan Schools
Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Jayasena, Asoka N. S.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v24 n4 p265-282 2014
This article illustrates the application of psychological and educational consultation in an international setting. With the goal of promoting psychological well-being of the school-age population, a partnership was formed between an American school psychologist and a Sri Lankan educational sociologist and teacher educator. The partners, or co-consultants, engaged in a recursive research-intervention process using participatory culture-specific system consultation to learn the culture; conduct formative research; form partnerships in selected systems; and subsequently develop culture- and context-specific conceptual models, interventions, and assessment/evaluation measures for promoting the psychological well-being of students in Sri Lankan schools. This article describes the stages of the collaborative work across almost two decades and the challenges and benefits inherent in international partnerships.
Descriptors: Well Being, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Psychologists, Educational Sociology, Teacher Educators, Models, Action Research, Program Development, Cultural Context, Cultural Awareness, Consultants
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka