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Title: Administration of guidance and counselling in the Colleges of education in Ghana
Authors: Aidoo, John
Keywords: Guidance and counselling
School counselling
Colleges of education
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: University of Cape Coast
Abstract: The main purpose of the study was to examine the nature of guidance and counselling administration, to find out the types of guidance and counselling services administered in the colleges, the role of tutors as well as the challenges associated with the administration of guidance and counselling services in colleges. The research design adopted for the study was a descriptive research design. A total of 269 respondents made up of 224 students, 45 tutors including the guidance and counselling coordinators were sampled for the study. Questionnaires and interview guides were the instruments used in the study. The main statistical tools used were frequencies and percentages. The interview data from the guidance and counselling coordinators were however grouped according to themes based on the research questions. The main findings of the study were that guidance and counselling services are beneficial to students in the colleges. Tutors and students rated the guidance and counselling services as good. It was also observed that guidance and counselling coordinators in the colleges involved tutors in discussing issues related to students' academic problems. Orientation and counselling are the popular guidance and counselling service rendered to students in colleges. However lack of funds and qualified guidance and counselling coordinators were the major factors militating against the administration of guidance and counselling services. It is therefore recommended that the coordinators in the colleges should explain to students the need for guidance services and encourage students to avail themselves of these
Description: x,124p.:ill.
ISSN: 23105496
Appears in Collections:Department of Educational Foundation

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