ERIC Number: ED039566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Another Application of Systems Technology.
Youst, David B.
Systems technology has much to offer as a tool which can help counselors in guidance departments to develop their own goals, to establish their own priorities, and to develop monitoring techniques to evaluate their progress toward these ends. The lists of projects under development involving computers, printed materials, and multi-media materials are extensive and extremely exciting. However, the very introduction of sensational sub-systems may well divert attention from the critical problems in guidance departments for longer periods of time. It takes a system to help decide what questions to ask systematically, and until the strands of the guidance operations are woven together in the minds of practicing counselors computer operations can never be more than attachments to already existing resources found in guidance offices. The counselor's role will be enhanced when he asks for help in establishing his department's "system." When he does establish this dynamic framework of priority-placed objectives, he will be in an excellent position to use the information sub-systems developed by others. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 23-26, 1970