ERIC Number: ED038709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-22
Reference Count: 0
Systems Implementation in Computer Based Guidance.
Roach, Arthur J.
The Vocational Education Act of 1963 triggered the development of a number of computer based guidance projects. However a great majority of these projects have never been transplanted for field testing. Field implementation is essential in order to evaluate the systems and to provide information services which are lacking in many traditional noncomputer oriented guidance systems. The insufficiency of field deployment is due to the fact that the process is filled with major economic, operational, and psychological problems. Strategies for conquering the economic barriers include a search for funding of developmental research by private rather than by federal agencies, time-shared computer use with industrial computer users and other school districts, and the fostering of computer usage in other aspects in the life of the school district. To attempt alleviation of the operational problems an effort should be made to design computer based guidance around the more reliable types of hardware. To reduce psychological barriers students and counselors must be trained in the use of computers. Counselors must be informed of the capabilities of the computer guidance system and should be assisted in understanding the relationship between computer guidance and the schools' current guidance system. The principle means of overcoming fear and distrust however seems to be in increased use. (RSM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970