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ERIC Number: ED042226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 9
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Computer Diagnostics.
Tondow, Murray
The report deals with the influence of computer technology on education, particularly guidance. The need for computers is a result of increasing complexity which is defined as: (1) an exponential increase of information; (2) an exponential increase in dissemination capabilities; and (3) an accelerating curve of change. Listed are five functions of the computer in guidance: (1) data gathering; (2) storage; (3) manipulation; (4) retrieval; and (5) dissemination. Computer technology and information is extremely useful for good decision making. Computer based counseling gives equal treatment to all students and eliminates the student's need for role playing (usually necessary when interacting with people of importance, such as counselors). However, the system does not fulfill all the student's needs and institutional guidance will remain. Therefore, the document implies that new skills will be required of the guidance specialist which in turn necessitates changes in counselor training programs. (MC/Author)
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Authoring Institution: Palo Alto Unified School District, CA.; American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970