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n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Tutors' participation in guidance and counselling programmes in Colleges of Education in northern Ghana

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Abstract

Since the teacher is the key and most important professional in the school setting, his support and participation are crucial to any programme that involves students. Thus, his roles in guidance and counselling programmes are enormous. The study examined tutors' participation in guidance and counselling programmes in Colleges of Education in northern Ghana. The descriptive research design was adopted for this study. Four research questions were set whilst the simple random sampling technique was employed in selecting three Colleges of Education and 99 tutors from the 3 northern regions of Ghana. A 40-item researcher-made questionnaire, content validated and with a reliability coefficient of 0.80, was used to obtain data. Percentages and frequencies were used to analyze the data. The findings revealed, among other things, that tutors should have an appreciable level of training in guidance and counselling since it is a specialized service, and also tutors' participation in guidance and counselling programmes did not cover some critical areas. Among factors that militate against tutors' participation in guidance and counselling programmes was that students preferred seeing college guidance coordinators to tutors. On the basis of the findings of the study, conclusions were drawn and recommendations made.

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2013-09-01
2016-12-05
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