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2.0 OBJECTIVES By the end of this unit, you will be able to: 1. identify and discuss the roles and functions of major stakeholders in the school-guidance programme; 39
EDU 624 FUNDAMENTALS OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING 2. 3. state and explain the basic steps involved in ensuring effective community-participation in school guidance; and Identify the functional advantages of effective community participation in school guidance. 3.0 MAIN CONTENT 3.1 Roles and Functions of Major Stakeholders In School Guidance Services The school-principal, classroom teacher, school-guidance counsellors, parents and guardians of pupils and the pupils themselves are major stakeholders in school-guidance services. These major-stakeholders have specific roles and responsibilities for the success and effectiveness of school guidance programme. It should, however, be restated that only through the team-approach could the guidance programme yield the best results. Perhaps, it is important at this junction to examine the functions of each of these major stakeholders. 3.1.1 Guidance Functions of School-Principals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 40 The school-principal is the chief executive within the secondary school-system. He is by virtue of this position expected to provide leadership for all school-based programme, including school-guidance. The following, however, are some of the specific functions of the principal in school-guidance practice. The principal should recognise and appreciate the need for and the importance of a comprehensive school guidance programme for all pupils. The principals should make provision in terms of budgetary allocations and physical plant planning for effective delivery of school-guidance services. Provide the needed facilities, equipment, supplies and clerical and administrative support-systems for effective school guidance. Direct and coordinate school guidance programme cooperatively with other members of staff within the school. Take responsibility for setting-up the school guidance committee after consultation with the counsellor and other staff in the school.
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