NEED OF GUIDANCE PROGRAMME AT SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL

Dr. Priti Chaudhari

Abstract


A large number of students are going to colleges and universities without proper planning. They think of selecting a career after finishing their education. Consequently round pegs are inserted in square holes and square pegs at round holes, resulting in wastage of human services. Due to this reason it is therefore necessary to have well-organized guidance program to remove the defect. Society itself and its demand are continuously changing and becoming more and more complex and without any guidance program it is not possible for a child to cope with the changing society. So, the program of guidance is needed for all the children in every aspect of their harmonious development. According to Kochhar (2004), “The Guidance programme assumes a lot of importance for secondary schools as the Indian society is undergoing rapid change, socially as well as economically coupled with the changes in the values and life style of people”. Thus the guidance programme, like any other educational programme, requires careful and consistent development

School guidance is developing very rapidly in many countries around the World. As with any practice as far as role of counsellor is concerned in a secondary school setting, challenges and special issues are often identified, discussed and managed. At secondary level, there is though competition among the students to secure good marks in the exam and to select a bright future vocational option and this leads to frustration among students. In such a scenario the role of school guidance programme is very much important to help the students in order to know their abilities, to come out of stress and problems and to lead them smoothly to pass the journey of education. Therefore it is recommended that every school should have proper guidance unit and its proper functioning should be there to help the students for their varied problems, which will help in enhances the overall quality of education.


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