ERIC Number: ED329846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
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Evaluation of CHOICES, The Computerized Career Information System.
Bognar, Carl J.
This paper presents the results of an evaluation of CHOICES, a career information system developed by the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission, and implemented in Canada Employment Centers (CECs). Two instruments were designed for this evaluation: a questionnaire for clients who had just used CHOICES, and one for counselors who work with clients who use CHOICES. The client questionnaire assessed users' self-perceptions about whether CHOICES increased their knowledge. Other measures included estimates of the number of lists produced, and client attitudes towards ancillary materials, preparation, and future plans. The counselor questionnaire was designed to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and experience of counselors currently using the system. All of the comments received in the evaluation supported CHOICES, and were directed toward improving the content and delivery of the program. However, CHOICES is now nearly 15 years old, and significant advances both in computer programming and in hardware have occurred since CHOICES was designed. The introduction of the new National Occupational Classification presents an opportunity for the redesign of CHOICES to meet the concerns of users and counselors alike. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Canada; CHOICES (Program)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Consultation on Vocational Counselling (17th, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 22-24, 1991).