ERIC Number: ED038661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-6
Reference Count: 0
The Educational and Career Exploration System: Field Trial and Evaluation.
Bohn, Martin J.; And Others
The results of a field test of a computer-assisted counseling system, conducted in a suburban high school are presented. Three questions were asked: (1) does the education and career exploration system function adequately? (2) does it effect students' vocational development? and (3) what reactions does it elicit from students, parents, counselors, and teachers? The system, designed to provide the student with information concerning his educational and occupational choices for use in post high school plans, has three programs: (1) introduction and vocational orientation; (2) educational orientation and (3) post high school educational search. The subjects were: (1) black and white; (2) male and female; and (3) college and non-college bound. An experimental group consisting of students who had used the system and a control group who were not exposed to the system were randomly selected. Results indicate that the system experience leads to higher vocational maturity. Also, it was used equally by black and white students and by college and non-college bound students. Male students used the system more frequently than female students. Generally, the students were positive about their experience with the system, as were their parents. The counselors agreed on the potential contributions of the system but urged the use of other occupational materials. (RSM)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970