Theories of Guidance and Counselling and Their Applications in the process of Curriculum Development
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Guidance is a very broad term which has to do with the assistance given to people to facilitate the achievement of their goals; to enhance their self understanding and help them in making the right choice. Guidance is closely related to every aspect of life. When viewed within the educational setting, it is connected to every aspect of the school curriculum, the methods of instruction, the supervision and disciplinary procedures. It produces the much needed link between the school, the home and the community. Among the services provided under the umbrella of Guidance is the counselling service which is an helping relationship through which the trained Counsellor interacts with the client to help him. Even though ‘Guidance’ and ‘Counselling’ are at times used interchangeably but there is a thin line of demarcation between the two terms. Counselling is a therapeutic process through which individuals are helped to define their goals, make decisions and solve problems related to personal-social, educational and vocational concerns. Through Guidance and Counselling such services as information, orientation placement, appraisal, evaluation follow-up, consultation and other personnel and social services are provided to facilitate a meaningful understanding of the individual. The definition of theory is general and specific.
Theories , Counselling , Application , Curriculum , Development , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Olusakin A. M. (1998) Theories of Guidance and Counselling and Their Applications in the process of Curriculum Development in K. A. Adegoke and O. O. Busari (Eds.) Curriculum Theory and The Disciplines. (Pp. 221-256) Lagos: Jas Publishers.