Changeing Patterns Of Behaviour Among The Young

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February 2000

Co-ordinator: Winsome Gordon
Editors: Wilma Guez and John Allen
Cover Design: Monika Jost
Cover Photo: UNESCO/Winsome Gordon
Printer: Ag2i Communication
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Regional Training Seminar on Guidance and Counselling
Module 4. Behaviour Modification
February 2000







Unit 1. Introduction to Behaviour
Topic 1. Behaviour Differences
Topic 2. Behaviour Problems


Unit 2. Behaviour Change
Topic 1. Behaviour Change/Modification
Topic 2. Behaviour Theories
Topic 3. Steps or Stages of Assessment and
Management of Behavioural Change
Topic 4. Strategies to Modify Behaviour
Topic 5. Liaising with Home and Community
In Effecting Behaviour


Unit 3. Practical Application
Topic 1. Intervention Techniques
Topic 2. Models of Intervention
Topic 3. Case Study


Regional Training Seminar on Guidance and Counselling
Module 4. Behaviour Modification UNESCO
February 2000


African Ministers of Education have long been aware of the growing number of social problems which affect the lives of young Africans, particularly girls, and determined some time ago that their education systems had to play a much more active and positive role in promoting the growth and development of the young people entrusted to their care.

Before taking action they took into account the declarations and recommendations of the Pan African Conference on the Education of Girls (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 1993) and the Fourth World Conference on Women, (Beijing, China, 1995) and other international gatherings on matters related to women. They then convened a series of technical meetings in English and French-speaking countries, at both the regional and the national level, to decide in greater detail what should be done. The consensus reached was that Guidance and Counselling should be an integral part of the education of children and should be included in the teacher training programmes.

This co-ordinated effort resulted in the establishment in April 1997, of a Board of Governors, made up of African Ministers of Education, who would be responsible for policy decisions and for establishing procedures in the development of the Guidance and Counselling Programme. In preparing the programme African countries would collaborate so that it would benefit from the best African expertise. It was also agreed that ‘The Guidance Counselling and Youth Develoment Centre for Africa’, designed to provide training for teacher trainers and youth and social workers from all over the continent, would be set up in Malawi. While this programme was intended for use with boys and girls, its content and organization are such that special attention is given to the needs and requirements of girls.

Assistance is being given by a number of international and regional agencies such as UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, FAWE, (the Forum for African Women Educationalists), DANIDA, the Rockefeller Foundation and from countries such as Finland and the USA.

A training Package on Guidance and Counselling has been prepared by African specialists from various countries in consultation with other competent persons. It consist of eight training modules – Guidance, Counselling, Social Work, Behaviour Modification, Gender Sensitivity, Guidance and Counselling Programme Development, Adolescent Reproductive Health, and Workshop Administration and Conduct Guidelines. The modules encourage the use of non-threatening approaches, Regional Training Seminar on Guidance and Counselling

Module 4. Behaviour Modification UNESCO
February 2000

particularly with regard to sensitive issues, and are accompanied by charts, transparencies and video films as teaching aids. Supporting materials are also drawn from other relevant programmes being...
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