ERIC Number: ED053402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
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Economic, Educational, and Personal Implications of Implementing Computerized Guidance Information Systems. Information System for Vocational Decisions.
Tiedeman, David V.
The author asserts that financial support of guidance activities, the job of the counselor, and counselors themselves will all have to change if computerized guidance support systems are to come into widespread use. The potential costs, benefits, and operating economics are discussed. Needed educational reorganization is dealt with on several levels: (1) the Information System for Vocational Decisions (ISVD) which is basically an inquiry system, will function optimally only in a school climate where inquiry is the major pedagogy; (2) an ISVD program will require that books, films and computer console arrangements be effectively coordinated; and (3) an ISVD program ideally will be available to people other than students in places other than schools. Counselor attitudinal changes needed for effective implementation of a computerized guidance program, as well as the resultant demands on counselor training, conclude the paper. (TL)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Planning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Decision Making, Guidance, Information Processing, Information Seeking, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Man Machine Systems, Occupational Information
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.