Values Education and its Implications on Guidance and Counselling

Bernard Kofi Adinkrah & Charles Fosu-Ayarkwah

Issue: Vol.1  No.2 June 2020  Article 4 pp. 78-85
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This paper looks at Values Education and its implications on Guidance and Counseling, as well as its recommendation for use in the Colleges of Education in Ghana. It considers the classification, methods, theoretical framework, advantages, and disadvantages of values education. The Psychoanalytic and behavioural theories were used to explain the link and effects of people’s past experiences and those of the present experiences. It further examines the values counsellors and counsellees are expected to develop and exhibit, and its implications on Guidance and Counseling services. Published books, articles, and personal observation during teaching and counseling services provided the main sources of information. The study brings to the fore the fact that values education serves as a preparatory ground for effective Guidance and Counseling Services to take place in educational institutions. It is therefore recommended that educators be exposed to values education and be encouraged to teach values that are associated with their courses. This is vital to lay a good foundation for counsellors and counsellees for effective counseling services to go on in the Colleges of Education in Ghana.

Keywords: Values Education, Guidance and Counselling, Colleges of Education, Counsellors

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Bernard Kofi Adinkrah, PhD is a Tutor at the Kibi College of Education, Ghana. Email:
Charles Fosu-Ayarkwah is the Principal of the Kibi Presbyterian College of Education.

Adinkrah, Bernard K. and Fosu-Ayarkwah, Charles. “Values Education and its Implications on Guidance and Counselling.” E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 1, no.2 (2020): 78-85.

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