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ERIC Number: ED251685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 117
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Improving Counselors' Delivery of Career Guidance/Instructional Services through Computer Technology: A. High School Study. B. University Study. Final Report.
Rozman, Frank E.; Kahl, Michael D.
Six high schools and Millersville University implemented the microcomputerized Discover II Career Guidance system. Subjects for the high school study were 386 juniors in six high schools within a 25-mile radius of Millersville University. Subjects were divided into control, Discover/directive counseling, and Discover-only groups. Pre- and post-tests measured career maturity. Post-tests surveyed career development activities. Pre- and post-tests surveyed counselor attitudes toward delivery of career guidance using microcomputer technology. Structured observations were conducted to assess counselors' incorporation of computer technology into career guidance. Discover II had a positive effect on career maturity, especially when combined with directive counseling. Counselors who used Discover II exhibited a more positive attitude toward computer technology. In the university study, use of Discover II was initiated at the Career Planning and Placement Center. Subjects were 87 freshmen enrolled in a course offering career assistance. The 10 sections were divided into control, Discover/directive counseling, and Discover-only groups. Pre- and post-tests measured subjects' career development and maturity. Discover II had a positive effect on career maturity and development, especially when combined with directive counseling. (Appendixes for both reports include forms, instruments, and survey results.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Millersville Univ., PA. Career Planning and Placement Center.
Identifiers: Computer Assisted Guidance