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Year: 2021 impression


x+284pp, rev. ed.

ISBN: 9788175413061(HB)

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About the Book

The book covers a wide spectrum of topics relating to counselling and guidance - concepts, principles and types of guidance and counselling, career information and its importance, psychological tests, non-testing techniques of guidance, resources needed to make the guidance a success, successful models of guidance, and so on. The subject is treated not purely from a theoretical perspective but also with a practical orientation. Examples provide insights into various facets of the subject and guidelines to those who want to be practitioners in the field.

It also includes material on emerging fields of employment, importance of self-employment, skill development in changing labour markets, specific problems of women in relation to education and employment - that would prove useful for a practicing counsellor.

Teachers, those who have to guide and counsel their students in matters relating to education, careers and personal problems, may find the book useful. The book provides answer to the questions like what to do in guidance, why and how to do?


About Author

Dr. Rashmi Agrawal (b. 1956) is a Ph.D. in Psychology from Lucknow University. She did P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from NCERT, New Delhi and later specialized in rehabilitation and counselling from the University of California, USA.

Dr. Agrawal has a long experience of working as Guidance Counsellor in various schools of Delhi and as a practicing Psychologist in the Aptitude Testing Center attached to University of Delhi.

She has been deeply interested in social issues and has done research work independently of her official assignments. She authored three books relating to Drug Abuse, Street Children and Gender Issues, and has published/presented a number of technical papers.

She has held various positions in Government of India and is presently working as Chief and Head of the Gender and Child Studies Unit and also Training Unit of the Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission, New Delhi.


List of Tables and Figures

Guidance-The Concept and Objectives

  • What is Guidance?
  • Need for Guidance
  • Objectives of Guidance
  • Principles of Guidance
  • Scope of Guidance
  • Guidance and Education

Foundations of Guidance

  • Sociological Foundation
  • Economic Foundation
  • Psychological Bases of Guidance
  • Philosophical Bases of Guidance

Types of Guidance

  • Educational Guidance
  • Vocational Guidance

Personal and Social Guidance

  • Types of Problems of Students
  • Functions of the Guidance Worker
  • How to Identify Problems

Essential Guidance Services

  • Orientation Services
  • Pupil Information Services
  • Educational and Occupational Guidance Services
  • Group Guidance Services
  • Counselling Services
  • Support Services
  • Placement Services
  • Follow up Services
  • Evaluation Services

Group Guidance

  • Objectives
  • Advantages of Group Guidance
  • Planning a Group Guidance Programme
  • Scope of Group Guidance Programme
  • Techniques of Group Guidance

Individual Guidance (Counselling)

  • Objectives
  • Features of Counselling
  • Approaches to Counselling
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Importance of Interview in Counselling
  • How to Conduct Interviews in Counselling
  • Guidance and Conselling-The Distinction

Career Information

  • Specific Need for the Information
  • Objectives of Career Information
  • Sources of Information
  • How to Evaluate the Information
  • What Information should be Collected by a Guidance Worker?
  • Classification of Information
  • Preparation/Dissemination of Information
  • Type of Career Literature Available

Testing and Non-testing Techniques of Guidance

  • Testing Techniques (Psychological Tests)
  • Objectives of Using Psychological Tests in a Guidance Programme
  • Classification of Tests
  • Characteristics of a Good Test
  • Statistical Concepts
  • Uses of Psychological Tests
  • Types of Tests
  • Non-Testing Techniques of Guidance

Career Education Models

  • Emergence of Career Education
  • Objectives
  • Principles of Career Education
  • Career Education Models
  • Comparison of British and American Models
  • Limitations of the Models

Guidance Services in India

  • National Level Programmes
  • State Level
  • District Level
  • Institutional Level

Guidance Programme in the Schools Various Levels of Education

  • Information Needs
  • Guidance at Elementary School Level
  • Guidance at Middle and Secondary Level
  • Guidance at Senior Secondary Level
  • Role and Functions of Counsellor
  • Characteristics of a Counsellor
  • Establishment of Career Resource Center
  • The Budget for Guidance
  • Features of a Good Guidance Programme
  • Resources for Guidance and their Role in a Guidance Programme
  • An Action Plan
  • Time Scheduling

Career Choice and Vocational Development

  • Trait and Factor Theories
  • Developmental Theories
  • Chance Theories
  • Other Theories
  • Importance of Choosing a Career
  • Factors Influencing Choice of Careers
  • Mistakes in Choosing a Career

Job Analysis and Survey

  • Job Analysis
  • Survey Method

Guidance for Women
The Indian Scene
Objectives of Guidance for Women
How to Organise Guidance for Women

Guidance for Children with Special Needs
lTypes of Children with Special Needs
lSome Major Problems of Disabled
lHow to Identify Children with Special Needs
lRole of Guidance Worker

Evaluation of Guidance Programme
How to Collect Information
The Evaluation Technique
Some Success Indicators
Who Should do the Evaluation?

Employment and Skill Scenario in India
The Existing System of Skill Development
Problems in the Existing Training System
What is Needed

Self-employment Promotion
Characteristics of Self-employment
Traits Required
Barriers to Self-employment Promotion
How to Overcome Barriers
Steps in Self-employment Promotion
Some Emerging Areas in Rural Sector
Some Emerging Areas in Urban Sector

I : Agencies Dealing with Psychological Tests
II : Agencies Publishing/Dealing with Career Literature
III : Websites Information


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