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The provision and effectiveness of guidance services in KwaZulu secondary schools : an exploratory study

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dc.contributor.advisor Thembela, A.J.
dc.contributor.author Linda, T.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-15T06:58:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-15T06:58:42Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/738
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the FACULTY OF EDUCATION at the UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF EDUCATION in the Department of Educational Planning and Administration, 1994. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was born of the researcher's realization that pupils in KwaZulu secondary schools are apparently not being adequately exposed to guidance services. This the researcher outlined in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2 the researcher reviewed literature in order to formulate a conceptual framework on guidance and guidance services and in so doing formulate a background against which the study would proceed. In Chapter 3 the researcher conducted a comparative study of the provision and administration of guidance services in the KwaZulu Department of Education and Culture and the Natal Education Department. Differences in the provision and adminstration of guidance services were also highlighted. In Chapter 4 the researcher outlined the research conducted and the data-gathering instruments used as wel1 as the suitabi1ity of such instruments in the gathering of data. In Chapter 5 the researcher analysed and interpreted research data. A number of tables were used for this purpose. The data revealed inadequate provision for guidance services in KwaZulu. In Chapter 6 the researcher outlined his findings regarding the guidance services in KwaZulu. He also presented his recommendations regarding the setting up and improvement of guidance services in Kwa Zulu. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS 1. KwaZulu does not have enough guidance personnel. This is the case regarding head office, circuits and schools. The position in the schools is at its worst. Very few schools have ful1-time guidance teachers appointed by the Department of Education and Culture. 2. Facilities, equipment and materials for guidance are not adequately provided. 3. Principals of secondary schools have not on their initiative made enough provision for guidance services, e.g. appointing part-time guidance teachers from among the staff, organising careers days or involving agencies like the Career Information Centre and the Department of Manpower. 4. Research and evaluation as far as guidance services are concerned is lacking. SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIOHS 1. The appointment of enough guidance personnel is of primary importance, especially at the schools. 2. The KwaZulu Department of Education and Culture must take a more active and authoritative role in ensuring that guidance is at least being taught at the schools. Schools must be made accountable for this. 3. The same department must improve communication with the schools, listen to their problems and react to such problems , needs and requirements. 4. Research and evaluation must be introduced in order to continually evaluate the effectiveness of guidance services in KwaZulu. This will also identify the how and where of improvements. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Guidance services in schools en_US
dc.subject School guidance en_US
dc.title The provision and effectiveness of guidance services in KwaZulu secondary schools : an exploratory study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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