ERIC Number: ED245129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Florida CHOICES Counselor's Manual 1983-84.
Glenn, Thomas R.; Rogers, Zelda
This manual for counselors is intended for use with CHOICES, a computer assisted career guidance system. Following a brief introduction to CHOICES, the structure (in chart form) and an overview of the contents of the CHOICES system are given. Chapter 2 focuses on counseling clients, emphasizing the three-step helping process, i.e., preCHOICES, to determine client suitability and preparation for CHOICES; terminal use; and postCHOICES, to discuss results and follow-up plans. Chapter 3 explains the system routes (i.e., explore, specific, compare, related, job bank, and education/specific) and the computer logic used in CHOICES. Under the explore route, descriptions of common options provided by the system are explained. Chapter 4 presents the topics available for searching in CHOICES, including interests, aptitudes, temperaments, education level, working conditions, future outlook, earnings, hours of work/travel, physical demands, physical activities, indoor/outdoor, career fields, training required, and similar occupations. Chapter 5 focuses on information needed while working at the terminal and chapter 6 presents sources of CHOICES information and the index. Chapter 7 discusses practical information such as terminal location, use schedule, staff training, client use, and publicizing the system. The appendix includes the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB)/CHOICES Crosswalk (conversion table from GATB raw scores to CHOICES aptitude levels), a map of the Florida employment service job bank areas, a list of Florida employment offices, and a glossary. (BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: CHOICES (Program); Computer Assisted Career Guidance; Florida
Note: For the l982-1983 edition of the manual, see ED 232 117.