Vocational Guidance


Q. Vocational Guidance

Vocational Guidance is a long continuous process which begins in the school and is needed throughout the working life of the individual.

Vocational Guidance is an assistance to a person, regarding some vocation.

As per David Super – “Vocational Guidance is the process of helping the individual to adjust in the occupation to make effective use of human power and to facilitate the economic development of society.”

As per national Vocational Association of America – “Vocational Guidance is the process of assisting the individual to choose an occupation, prepare for it and enter upon the progress in it. It is concerned primarily with helping individuals make decisions and choices involved in planning a future and building a career, making decisions and choices necessary in effecting satisfactory vocational adjustment.”

Thus Vocational Guidance assists the individual in the study of technologies and related sciences and the acquisition of practical skills, attitudes, understandings and knowledge relating to occupations in the various sectors of economic and social life.

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Educational Guidance
Q. Educational Guidance

Educational guidance is mainly concerned or related with such problems of education that are faced by students.
As per Arthur J. Jones – “Educational guidance is concerned with assistance given to pupils in their choices and adjustments with relation to schools, curriculum, courses and school life.”

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Personal guidance
Q. Personal Guidance

According to Jones, everyone needs guidance at some time in his life. Some need it constantly while others require it only at rare times of great crisis. It is some form of help or assistance given by an expert person to an individual to develop his or her personality and achieve proper direction in life.

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7-Point Plan in Guidance
Q. 7-Point Plan In Guidance

The student/individual is the main centre of guidance. To know him well we need some formula or plan so that we can render the right guidance to him.
7 Point Plan –
1) Physical makeup data – Collection of physical data such as height, weight, eyesight, color of skin, etc. and health data regarding physical structure.

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Role of School in Guidance
Q. Role Of School In Guidance

1) Overall role is to provide a guidance cell where minimum guidance services should be available such as data collection, occupational information and counseling center.
2) Appointment of trained guidance personnel or staff to the ratio 1:20.
3) Establish cooperation and positive association between school staff and guidance staff and curb any negative approach.

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