ERIC Number: ED071000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Educational and Career Exploration System: Report of a Two-Year Field Trial.
Myers, Roger A.; And Others
This report traces the earliest field trials and later developments of the Educational and Career Exploration System (ECES), a computer-based learning environment to be used as a part of the educational and vocational guidance services in secondary schools. ECES includes a set of experiences in which the student considers his own educationally and vocationally relevant characteristics, a series of exercises dealing with the structure of the world of work, and extensive opportunities to learn about decision making by manipulating information about potential opportunities. The initial field trial of ECES in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1969 and preliminary work done with ECES in Genessee County, Michigan, are covered briefly. These provided guidelines for the more extensive field trail conducted in 1971-72 in Genesee County, Michigan. Using the Career Development Inventory (CDI) as a measure of vocational maturity, posttest findings included the following: (1) ECES users showed larger gains than non-users both in degree of planning orientation and in choice and use of resources for exploration; and (2) Users did not differ fron non-users in quality of decision making and amount of occupational career information possessed. (Author/SES)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Decision Making Skills, Educational Counseling, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Occupational Information, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Students
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.