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ERIC Number: ED317922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Needs Assessment for Guidance and Counselling in Kenya.
Tumuti, Sammy
Formal guidance and counseling in Kenya is recognized more than ever. The development of effective guidance and counseling programs will be guided by needs assessment. This study used data from a larger study on guidance and counseling needs assessment of primary school pupils of Gachika Sub-location, Nyeri Town, and Nairobi City. Differences in ethnic groups, location of subjects (rural, semi-urban, and urban), age of subjects, and discrepancy between pupils' perception of their own problems and perceptions of their teachers were some of the factors that contributed to the necessity of carrying out a needs assessment before developing guidance and counseling programs in schools. Specifically this study sought to delineate academic, occupational, and psychological needs of pupils (N=720) in grades seven and five. The pupils rated their perception of their problems regarding how often each stated problem affected them. In addition, 69 teachers who taught the pupils were used in that study to countercheck the pupils' responses. The results indicated that pupils were under great pressure to perform well in the Certificate of Primary Education and to be admitted into government secondary schools from parents and relatives. The pupils expressed a high anxiety and fear related to this pressure. A guidance and counseling program could be effective in changing such devastating and unrealistic attitudes on the part of parents and pupils themselves. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Kenya