Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

C.H. Jaggers, Lee Jones

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of this study is to show the need for and determine a basis for a guidance program. "Guidance is a means of helping individuals to understand and use wisely the educational, vocational, and personal potentialities and opportunities which they have or can develop."1

Why do we need a guidance program? Who can be benefited by it? First, our teachers need the services of a guidance program in order that they may know more about their pupils, -- their abilities and interests as well as their weaknesses. Information about the pupil's background, the different schools he has attended, and the family status all should help the teachers to understand the pupil better and do a better job of teaching.

The pupils need the services of a guidance program. The only justification for its existence is that they may be better fitted for life both in school and after they are through school. Below are some of the pupil's needs that a guidance program should help to furnish: Need for information and advice in matters of education and vocation, need for guided group experiences; to help him make the best adjustments, both civic and social, in his life in school and after school. Good guidance should also include moral and ethical training.

1. Dunsmoor & Miller, Principles & Methods of Guidance for Teachers, p. 5.


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