The main purpose of the study was evaluation of Guidance and Counselling programmes in the teacher training institutions of Pakistan. Guidance is concerned with the entire personality of the individual. Education includes all the processes that develop human ability and behaviour. So, Guidance and Counselling occupies an important place in education.
In order to find out the attitude of teacher-educators and prospective / trainees of teacher training institutions of Guidance and Counselling programmes, samples were taken from I.E.R's and some teacher training colleges.
The data collected and findings reported lead to the following main conclusions:
3. The B.Ed. /M.Ed. female trainees have indicated a slight negative attitude towards the Guidance and Counselling.
The above lead to the following recommendations:
a) Guidance and Counselling should be made compulsory at the B. Ed/M. Ed. levels.
b) The curriculum in Guidance and Counselling should be revised and made practically oriented.
c) For the provision of master trainers in the field of Guidance and Counselling, special programmes should be arranged at the post graduate level.
d) Proper provision should be made in the programmes of teacher training institutions for the dissemination of information about Guidance and Counselling.
e) Seminars/Workshops/Symposia should be conducted on educational, vocational and social guidance at the teacher training institutions.
f) Every teacher training institution should have well-resourced Guidance and Counselling unit with an expert specialist/therapist.
g) Funds should be allocated for the creation of a post of guidance worker or Counsellor in each academic institution.
h) Testing programmes should be launched in the field of Guidance and Counselling.