ERIC Number: ED041305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
A Computer Based Educational and Career Exploration System.
Minor, Frank J.
The actual workings of the Educational and Career Exploration System (ECES) are described. The functions of the system are divided into three general phases: (1) an occupational information bank for exploring occupations; (2) an educational information bank for exploring training programs and educational areas of study; and (3) a junior college/senior college information bank for isolating the names of appropriate post-high school institutions. The multiple steps for the student, in his interaction with the computer, are spelled out. The flexibility of the system is stressed as being dependent on the student's immediate needs and his judged level of vocational maturity. The system was field tested in Montclair High School in New Jersey. On the basis of the findings, revisions were made which will be tested in the Genesee Intermediate School District in Flint, Michigan. The paper concludes with a brief assessment of the advantages which ECES can provide to the student, the counselor and the school. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (TL)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Planning, College Choice, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Counseling, Dial Access Information Systems, Feedback, Information Processing, Information Systems, Interaction, Man Machine Systems, Occupational Information, Pupil Personnel Services, Secondary School Students
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Business Machines Corp., Yorktown Heights, NY.