ERIC Number: ED354473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Botswana. Guidance and Counseling. Training of Guidance Practitioners. Junior Secondary Education Improvement Project.
Rollin, Stephen A.
This report focuses on guidance and counseling training of guidance practitioners in Botswana. The introduction notes that currently in Botswana many schools have a guidance teacher and/or volunteer for the position who is, more likely, to be chosen by the headmaster. The status of counselor training is examined. The roles and functions which should be contained in a comprehensive and systematic program of preservice and inservice training are discussed. These include: program development; counseling; pupil appraisal; educational and occupational planning; referral; placement; parent help; staff consulting; research; and public relations. Core skills important in the training of the teacher-counselor are examined. A cooperative approach for maximizing limited resources is suggested. The capacity of the guidance and counseling unit is discussed. A phased development is recommended that would begin with the selection and training of four Regional Guidance Officers. Administrative location of the counseling and guidance unit is discussed. It is noted that the development of a career information system is critical to a successful guidance program. A section on career ladders claims that with the development of two new professional tracks, teacher-counselors and teacher-advisors, it is an auspicious time to consider a career ladder for each of these positions. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau for Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.; Improving the Efficiency of Educational Systems Consortium.
Identifiers - Location: Botswana