About the BookGuidance and Counselling is very important part of activity in educational institutions all over the world, but in India literature on this subject is very scanty. In the present book, Guidance and Counselling in India, an attempt has been made to fulfil this need in the wake of changing pattern of socio-economic, socio-educational and socio-cultural systems which are forming complex shape owing to advancement in science and technology and changing nature of human behaviour and a person’s adjustment with his family, community and society.
After classifying the concept of Guidance, the book studies its relationship with educational specialities, its areas, its types such as self-guidance and guidance to other individuals. It proceeds to discuss Professional Counselling and explains counselling of individuals and in groups. It examines counselling for Vocational Development and leisure time guidance.
The subjects discussed in the book include : Guidance Services in India, Student Counselling, Group Guidance, Collection, Filing and Dissemination of Occupational Information, Psychological Aspects of Vocation, Vocationalisation, Vocational Guidance, The World of Work and Occupations, Institutions of Higher Learning and the World of Work, Job Analysis, Educational Guidance, Pupil Personnel Work in Indian Schools, New Pattern of Education and Guidance Services, Guidance and Counselling in Indian Colleges and Universities, UEIGB and USAB, Individual Testing and Non-Testing Devices in Guidance, Guidance in Adolescence, Guidance of Problem Children, Guidance of Backward Children and Guidance of Gifted Children. The book ends with a look at the future development of Careers Education and Guidance and highlights some useful strategies for change.
This voluminous work on Guidance and Counselling fulfills the requirements of students, teachers, psychologists, professional counselors and practitioners in this field.About the Author/sDr. Ram Nath Sharma, M.A., D.Phil., D.Lit., has been President U.P. Philosophers Association for a decade; LMI : Indian Philosophical Association and Darshan Parishad; Director : Sri Aurobindo Research Institute; Chief Editor : Research Journal of Philosophy and Social Science; Head of the Department of P.G. Studies and Research at Meerut College for two decades. He has guided more than two dozen Ph.D. scholars. Dr. Sharma has authored more than one hundred research papers and an equal number of books in the field of Education and Psychology.
Dr. Rachana Sharma, daughter of Dr. Ram Nath Sharma, a renowned author in Psychology, had been guiding retarded Children and Clinical Psychologist in Delhi and providing counselling to parents. Since 2000 she has been working in Department of Education, London, U.K. providing guidance and counselling to children of several races. She has utilised both her theoretical knowledge and practical experience in writing this book. Her Ph.D. work Hindu Techniques of Mental Health has been acclaimed both in East and West.