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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 teaching process. 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 PSYCHOLOGY
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1171
Appears in:Thesis - Educational Psychology

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