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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Mawire, Tinos Leopold
Email tlmawire@yahoo.co.uk
URN etd-10062011-155147
Document Title Evaluating the implementation of guidance and counselling in a Zimbabwean secondary school
Degree MEd
Department Educational Psychology
Advisor Name Title
Prof M Moletsane Co-Supervisor
Dr C Lubbe-De Beer Supervisor
  • proprietorship
  • teamwork
  • human materials
  • corporation
  • human resources
  • needs assessment
  • stakeholders
  • context
  • policy objectives
  • qualitative research
  • programme implementation
  • guidance and counselling
  • policy implementation
  • evaluation
Date 2011-09-05
Availability unrestricted

The purpose of this research study was to evaluate the Implementation of Guidance and Counselling in a Zimbabwean Secondary School that was seen to be running an exemplary programme. The study was a search for best practice meant to provide benchmarks that could benefit other institutions in similar set-ups to establish effective Guidance and Counselling (G&C) programmes. The rational for the study emanated from reservations expressed by some teachers and heads about the feasibility of G&C programmes in their schools citing numerous practical hurdles. Policy circular number 23 of 2005 expected all Zimbabwe secondary schools to institutionalise G&C programmes. Some questions that guided the study follow below.

  • How did the school articulate the policy into G&C programme?
  • How can insight into the implementation of G&C inform programme development?

The research study was conducted at Trockley Secondary School in Harare where five participants were interviewed individually. Research findings showed that Trockley was running a functional G&C programme refuting the scepticism cited above. However, it is important to set standards that schools can aspire to elevate their programmes to; for now programmes can be qualified as functional or non-functional, but not exceptional, a yard-stick that could help to improve G&C programmes significantly in the whole country.

2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Mawire, TL 2011, Evaluating the implementation of guidance and counselling in a Zimbabwean secondary school, MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10062011-155147 / >


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