Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


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Master's Thesis

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Department (Legacy)

Department of Education


Counseling in secondary education--Kentucky--Louisville


Statement of the Problem. The purpose of this study is threefold. An attempt will be made, 1. to present and defend sixteen principles underlying an adequate guidance program for secondary schools, 2. to describe as accurately as possible, the activities of guidance that operate in two of Louisville's secondary schools, 3. to offer suggestions and to encourage administrators and teachers of these two schools, to submit recommendations, which might help to establish successful guidance services in their particular schools and which might eventually result in the organization of an adequate Guidance Program for Secondary Education in Louisville. Reasons Why Subject Was Selected. About four and one half years ago the writer was assigned to teach several classes in 9B Guidance, along with her regular groups in Mathematics. Each of these classes met once a week; at that time there was no definite text or course of study; consequently she felt the need for a better understanding of the needs of 9B students in order to guide them intelligently. Later, through observation, experience, and much reading, she was convinced that a careful study of fundamental principles around which an adequate guidance program for a secondary school might be built would prove of value not only to her but others in the teaching staff of her school. A second reason was a sincere desire to obtain correct answers to the following questions: 1. Are teachers generally assigned an unfamiliar subject in these two schools without being consulted? 2. Are they requested to teach Guidance or other subjects without having had special training or experience in those particular fields? 3. How many teachers and administrators have recently, within the past five or six years, had courses in Guidance? 4. What phases of Guidance are emphasized most in secondary education today? 5. What tools or techniques are used in guiding high school students? 6. By whom are these techniques most frequently used? Through observation of and experience with many high school students, the writer came to a full realization of the increasing needs for effective and worthwhile guidance today. This is her third reason for the choice of this 1 subject.

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