There seems to be an increasing agreement among teachers and professional personnel workers that not only can teachers function as personnel workers in the classroom, but that if they are to do an effective and positive job of teaching, they must function as personnel workers. There are still some guidance counselors, however, who feel that personnel work is a complicated and involved process, and that only those professional individuals who have been trained in the field of guidance and personnel are capable of performing any sort of personnel work. While it is true that there are obviously certain kinds of personnel work that require the attention of skilled professionals, such as doctors, nurses, dentists, etc., it is also true that the greater part of the personnel work and guidance that must be done with children will be done by the classroom teacher, or will not be done at all.



teachers as counselors, personnel work, guidance

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