ERIC Number: ED034408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Based Vocational Guidance Systems.
Gallagher, James J., Ed.
Job and educational opportunities are increasing dramatically. School guidance counselors can no longer cope adequately with the available information, nor can they help all students to see the complex range of alternative life styles. Computers are now programed to give students information. They can also provide for students' decision-making experiences and the chance to study various value systems by playing life-career games. These guidance systems are programed to understand English. If student interaction with the computer is monitored by the counselor, he may detect personal problems and help solve them or quickly refer the student to the school psychiatrist. However, whether computers should have programs with value orientations, whether students and counselors will accept these machines, and whether the machines will in fact better equip the student to make decisions wisely remain matters for discussion and careful study. Even the simplest use of computers for individualized scheduling raises these problems. The document contains summaries of fifteen papers on these issues and a description of ten guidance systems under development. (MM)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, College Choice, Computer Oriented Programs, Counseling, Counseling Instructional Programs, Counseling Objectives, Decision Making, Educational Counseling, Employment Counselors, Evaluation Needs, Guidance, Guidance Centers, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Programs, Machine Translation, Problem Solving, Pupil Personnel Services, School Counseling, Simulation, Technology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS 5.225:25053, $1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at Symposium for Systems under Development for Vocational Guidance (4th, Palo Alto, Calif., March 1968)