This study was conducted to explore and compare perceptions of Subject Specialist Teachers
about their role as a humanistic student guide. Subject specialists were taken from 28 male and
13 female higher secondary schools situated in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.
Structured questionnaire was used for data collection. As per the data analysis, it was concluded that most of the
teachers did not possess proper awareness f a humanistic approach for the guidance of the student. Student
guidance was almost absent due to lack of skills, resources, time specification for the purpose of the school
administration and expertise. It was noticed that the situation in female higher secondary schools was almost the
same as it was noted in the male schools as no significant difference of perception was found among male and
female teachers. There was a need for proper training, and provision of resources for an appropriate guidance of
PhD Scholar, Institute of Education and Research, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KP, Pakistan.
Malik Amer Atta
Assistant Professor, Institute of Education and Research, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KP, Pakistan.
Chairman, Department of Education and Research, The University of Lakki Marwat, Lakki Marwat, KP, Pakistan.