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Year : 2021 impression

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x+284pp, rev. ed.

ISBN : 9788175413061(HB), Price : $51.80 Add To Cart

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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.


Educational Vocational Guidance and Counselling
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
Group Guidance
Advantages of Group Guidance
Planning a Group Guidance Programme
Scope of Group Guidance Programme
Techniques of Group Guidance

Individual Guidance (Counselling)
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
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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