Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

School Psychology

Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

School Psychology

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Ramalingam, Panch (2012). School Psychology, Tamil Puduvai, 22, Car Street, Pillaichavady, Puducherry - 605 014, Pages: xxiv + 240, Price: ^ 300/As

India moves from an emerging to a surging economy, the country needs to develop a large number of school children, both at the urban and the rural level. School children are the real builders of tomorrow's nation. The book under review, School Psychology, will serve as a reference manual to educational planners, educational administrators, and school teachers to revisit and redesign the school education curriculum, keeping the developmental issues of the school children in mind. This book is also useful to aspiring teachers as a self-learning tool. The author brings out the essence of philosophy, functions, training and future of school psychology in India. The author also provides a stimulating account on how countries such as US, Canada, France, UK, Australia, Germany and China are institutionalizing the services of school psychology into their respective educational ecosystem.

This book has ten chapters. The Chapter on introduction to psychology offers rich perspective about the origin, principles, methods, branches and importance of psychology. The chapter on School Psychology-its origin, development, enablers and services in the Indian context is well written and stimulates the reader's interest. The author offers a teachable point of view on child rights, child protection, child welfare, Right of education, child labor and child abuse and the Indian school education practices in one of the chapters. …

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