Opportunity for Guldens#
Guidance involves personal help given "bj someone;
it is designed to assist a person to decide where be
wants to go, what h® wants to do* or hots he can accom-
plish Ms purpose; it assists Mm to solve problem® that
aria# in his life* It does not solve the problems for
the individual "but help# Mm to solve then# The focus
of guidance is on the individual, not the problem; its
purpose is to promote the growth of the individual in
self~d irectloa *
ll'rickson and Hamrin suggest that the basic ideas which
are necessary In Instituting a program of guidance are:
1# Hasan values are of great importance.
Zm Guidance ie interested in the whole child.
3* fhe situation including the home, school church,
and community must always "be considered#
4* frequently guidance workers should attempt to
change situations rather than attempt to fit individuals
to hi a present circumstances.,
5* Guidance or personal work raust be provided for
all children and not just for problem children or for
the select few*
6* OuiAane# is a continuous process#
?. Guidance must "be a unitary function since all
aspects of % person* s development are interrelated#
8* Guidance is not peracriptive "but rather works
toward the goal of self-direction*
9. All teachers must be guidance workers*
10. Th#r# should be a definite plan to care for the
guidance function of every school*2
Correction of all serious pupil problems is impossible.
the sehoyl cannot hop® to eliminate all of the unforeseen
factors that originate outside the school. However, the
school should aoeept the responsibility cf reoognisiing
serious o«t*of~school causes of pupils* problems, and should
^-Arthur 3* Jones, Principles of guidance. p* 61.
2Clifford S. Bricfcson and Shirley A« Hamrin. Guidance
in the Secondary School. p. 1?.
Leith, Beulah Thornton. The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading. Denton, Texas. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/. Accessed April 18, 2015.