An Appraisal of Counselling and Guidance Services: A Case of Secondary Schools in Korogwe Town Council

Marandu, Odilia Ignatius (2018) An Appraisal of Counselling and Guidance Services: A Case of Secondary Schools in Korogwe Town Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study on the appraisal of counseling and guidance services in secondary schools was conducted in Korogwe Town Council. The purpose of this study was to assess the practice of counselling and guidance services in secondary schools. The study was guided by person-centered theory. This study employed descriptive survey design. Mixed research approach was adopted. Purposive and random sampling techniques were employed in the selection of respondents. While heads of schools and teacher counselors were purposively selected, schools and students from each class were randomly selected. Data was collected using questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussions and observations. The collected data were analyzed using frequencies and percentages using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) programme. The study findings revealed that the guidance and counselling programme as required. The study further identified challenges facing the programme; they included; lack of in service training for teacher counselors to implement the programme, shortages of offices to facilitate guidance and counseling services and teacher counselors being committed to teaching activities. The study also proposed measures to overcome the challenges namely; provision of in service training of councilor teachers and heads of school through seminars and workshops, provision of the needed facilities for guidance and counselling, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to rejuvenate the 2002 Circular on Guidance and Counseling in the present context and monitor it for effective implementation using education quality assurers. It also recommends further studies to be carried out in various contexts on the provision of G&C in schools.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2018 11:05
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 11:05

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