Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Gale Oleson


"Guidance consultants in state departments of education and counselor trainers in colleges and universities are well acquainted with the untrained teacher who says frantically, 'I've just been made a counselor. What do I do first?'" The above statement from Glenn E. Smith's Counseling is the Secondary School describes the reaction of most counselors upon their appointment to a position of guidance. Yet guidance is assuming a greatly growing importance in the American educational system because of the general feeling of insecurity of the present era. In the words of Nobel prize winner Boris Pasternak, "In this era of world wars, in this atomic age, values have changed. We have learned that we are guests of existence, travelers between two stations. We must discover security within ourselves." People are awakening to this realization, and they are placing increased emphasis on the concept of guidance since they feel guidance may help in the development of the "whole" individual who will live his life to the best of his ability.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Education Graduate Division The Municipal University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Education. Copyright Marian E. Nelson August, 1959

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