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|Title: ||PROVISION OF COUNSELING SERVICES IN SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF THE OROMIA REGION: PRACTICES & PROBLEMS|
|Authors: ||BEKER, HADJI|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Yusuf Omer|
|Copyright: ||2002 |
|Date Added: ||22-May-2008 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract: ||The purpose of this study is to assess the provision of counselling service in schools in the
Oromia Region. It is designed to study the application of the services in its practical aspects and
to investigate major problems hinder the service from progress in facilitation the learning
The data were collected from documents and through questionnaire and structured interview.
336 students, 88 teachers, 12 counselors and 12 educational personnel were involved in the
study as subjects. Various statistical techniques such as Cronbach Alpha Coefficient, standard
deviation, and coefficient of variation, and chi-square, test were used to analyse the data.
The outcome of the data analysis revealed significant demand of the counselling services
among users and teachers. The study also indicates the positive attitude towards the profession
and promising awareness among respondents.
On the whole, the results disclosed that there is a significant difference between
efficient/creative/ counsellors and inefficient/non-creative/counselors in their activities. This
shows that counselors have great influence on the awareness and attitude of the school
community as reported by many of the interviewees.
Moreover the findings show that there are a lot of practical activities done by counselors in
school settings. Problems emanated from the counselors themselves, the setting, and the
authorities or general education system of the country was identified.
Finally, beginning from the selection of counsellors for training, the courses given while training,
enough orientation to apply the service on school settings, personal creativity and human
relation skills of the counsellors were forwarded as major recommendations in order to improve
the present condition of counselling services in the Oromia Region.|
|Description: ||A Thesis Presented To
The School of Graduate Studies
Addis Ababa University
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR
THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATIONAL
|Appears in:||Thesis - Educational Psychology |
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