ERIC Number: ED221700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
How To Select a Computer-Assisted Career Guidance System.
Maze, Marilyn; Cummings, Roger
This manual is designed to provide the background needed by counselors to evaluate and select a computer-assisted career guidance system (CACGS) for their institution or agency. The manual is comprised of nine chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 explore the career planning process and the terminology used in computerized guidance, while chapter 3 combines the terminology and issues raised in chapter 2 into a procedure for evaluating a CACGS. In chapters 4-7 this framework is used for a comparative analysis of four major systems. The four CACGS reviewed in the manual were selected because they illustrate variety and are among the oldest, best researched CACGS in use today. (Other CACGS are mentioned in the appendices.) Chapter 8 provides an explanation of how to integrate the CACGS into the counseling process. Chapter 9 focuses on the future of computerized guidance in an effort to direct the user's thoughts to the improvements and advances desired in future systems. Appendices to the manual are designed for quick reference. Appendix A contains a glossary. Appendix B contains a brief review of the major systems available today, while appendix C describes a condensed procedure for evaluating CACGS. Appendix D lists addresses of persons to contact for assistance in planning a CACGS. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, Post High School Guidance, Postsecondary Education, Selection, Systems Development
Marilyn Maze, c/o EUREKA, 5625 Sutter Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Information System; DISCOVER System; Guidance Information System; System of Interactive Guidance and Information
Note: Originally prepared as a course syllabus for Project LEARN, a project of the Council for Advancement of Experimental Learning (CAEL) through a grant from the Kellogg Foundation.