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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?.

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Leith, Beulah Thornton. The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. ( accessed March 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; .