OPINIONS OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND CLASS GUIDANCE TEACHERS ABOUT ELEMENTARY CLASS GUIDANCE CURRICULUM


YAZGUNOGLU S., DEMİREL M.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, ss.244-255, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.244-255

Özet

This study aims to determine school counselors and class guidance teachers' opinions about the primary school part (1st to 8th grades) of "Elementary and Secondary Class Guidance Curriculum". The population of the study consists of school counselors and class guidance teachers who work in primary and secondary schools in Tarsus, a district of Mersin, Turkey. The sample of the study consists of a total of 250 guidance teachers, 41 school counselors and 209 class guidance teachers who were chosen by simple random sampling method from schools in Tarsus. The data is collected by a 45-item-likert-type questionnaire. According to the findings of the research, the mean score of the guidance teachers' opinions about of curriculum is found to be between 3,40 and 3.64, and this result corresponds to the 'I agree' option in the instrument. In other words, it can safely be assumed that guidance teachers have positive perceptions about this curriculum and agree with the characteristics defined in the instrument. Overall the findings suggest a difference between school counselors' opinions and class guidance teachers' opinions in favor of school counselors.