ERIC Number: ED060480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Information System for Vocational Decisions: Description, Subsequent Development, and Implications. Information System for Vocational Decision. Project Report No. 16b.
Tiedeman, David V.
The author provides a rationale for the computer making a great impact in the area of vocational counseling. He suggests the Informational System for Vocational Decisions (ISVD) and recommends a process whereby data about educational, military, and vocational opportunities are turned by each inquirer into information about a personally-determined career. The data are primarily like the files of abstracts created by Educational Research Information Centers (ERIC) system. The system guides the inquirer through personal interaction with the data files. In order to check, evaluate, and encourage understanding a computer control function called Monitor is further explained. Monitor operates at various levels of awareness related to different stages of exercising personal responsibility during the decision-making uses of the ISVD. Implications for counseling include becoming familiar with computerized guidance information systems, their potential for improved guidance services by bringing facts and data and their scientific processing directly to the inquirer as well as the means of economically making them feasible within one's own institution. (MA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Harvard Project Physics.
Note: Part 2 of this paper was presented at the Symposium of Perspective on Vocational Development, Washington University and the Dentral Midwestern Regional Laboratory, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, 30-31 July 1968