Q. Principles of Guidance
1) Guidance is a means for all
2) Guidance is a specialized service
3) Guidance is an organized service
4) Guidance is a slow process
5) Guidance is a continuous process
6) Guidance is based on individual differences and not group-based
7) Guidance is based on planning
8) Guidance is based on educational objectives
9) Guidance develops the insights of an individual
10) Evaluation of guidance is a must
Principles in details
1) Guidance is a means for all – Every man whether rich or poor, clever or dull, foe or friend, saint or criminal is entitled to receive guidance. Guidance does not differentiate on the basis of religion, race, caste, creed, wealth, abilities or social background.
2) Guidance is a specialized service – Guidance can only be rendered by a competent and authorized person who is an expert in the field in which we are seeking guidance.
3) Guidance is an organized service – It follows certain logical rules, formats and procedures. It is not haphazard.
4) Guidance is a slow process – It cannot be hurried and takes its own course of time.
5) Guidance is a continuous process – A man is a learner for life. He comes across novel situations, new improvements, new experiences, new doubts, new confusions at every stage in life. Thus he will need guidance as long as he is living.
6) Guidance is based on individual differences and not group-based – Every person is unique. What is best for one man may not be good for another.
7) Guidance is based on planning – Since guidance is slow and continuous, it constantly needs planning and direction so that the time allotted to guidance is utilized wisely and judiciously.
8) Guidance is based on educational objectives – Education is the constant quest for truth and its practical and fruitful application in daily life. Guidance provides concrete steps on how to achieve this.
9) Guidance develops the insights of an individual – With guidance a person learns to understand and control the deeper meaning of what he wants to achieve.
10) Evaluation of guidance is a must – Simply meting out guidance is not enough. One has to keep tabs on whether the guidance was satisfactory and achieved its goal or purpose