why do we study guidance and counselling

Teachers have multiple roles to perform nowadays. To fulfil their roles professionally, teachers need to be competent in their responsibilities towards their students inside and outside the classroom. One important teacher role inside and outside the classroom is to provide guidance and counselling to students. This paper has two aims. First, it discusses the importance of guidance and counselling training for teachers. The second aim of this paper is to investigate guidance and counselling training needs for teachers through students taking an innovative guidance and counselling component in a pre-service undergraduate teacher preparation program. This course component has been tried out with four cohorts of English Language Studies and English Language Teaching double-honours degree students.


Using qualitative analysis of studentsв responses in a personal reflection activity in the latest cohort, the present study found that students have various training needs, and perceived strengths and impeding issues in relation to carrying out the guidance and counselling role at school. The paper ends with discussions on directions for future teacher training and research.
importance of guidance and counselling in schools. By, 2nd Apr 2013 Short URL Posted in Guidance and counselling is very important in our schools. Students should be counselled for specific reasons and through the same they get to learn many things as you will see here in. Teaching Guidance and counselling in schools.


Guidance and counseling is a very important program in our schools. It is the process by which students are given advice on how to deal with emotional conflicts and personal problems both in school and how to incorporate the same in their daily life. Some sessions involve career guidance where students are advised on which courses to do and which jobs to expect when one does a particular course. The following are some of the benefits of guidance and counseling: 1. Students are given solutions on how to deal with psychological problems which might affect their studies. Through this, the students are able to develop problem solving skills which to an extent helps them deal with particular issues surrounding their lives. 2.


Students are advised on how to cope with different situations facing them in their school life. For instance, on how to relate with their peers. 3. It helps to shape a student's behavior and instill discipline in students. Students who are guided and counselled in a right way tend to know what to do and how to do such things. 4. Students get to learn how to live in harmony with others in the school community. In so doing, they also learn to appreciate the people around the and come to harmony with their environment. 5. It bridges the gap between the students and the school administration,since can channel their problems through guidance and counseling office. 6. Students get comprehensive pieces of advice on careers,courses and jobs which enables them to have an informed choice on what to do after school.


It allows students to talk about various things which they feel uncomfortable talking about with their parents which include things like drug abuse. It also allows the students to become better people because they are taught by the counselors about how to behave in a proper manner. It enables students undergoing difficulty in their lives have a good place to ask for questions and clarity from the guiding and counseling office. There are some questions that one may find difficult to ask even his/her parents. One can ask any question without fear because the persons in charge are very willing to help.

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