ERIC Number: ED084435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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Evaluation on the Occupational Information Access System as Used at Churchill High School. A Project Report.
McKinlay, Bruce; Adams, Daniel
The Occupational Information Access System (OIAS) improves the accessibility of occupational labor market information for career planning. Its operation at Churchill High School is evaluated from several angels: the likes and dislikes of users; the effect of OIAS on users' knowledge of occupational information and on their career plans; why other students did not use it; its use in instruction; administrative considerations; its costs; and reactions of parents. Half the student body used it, mostly without assistance; repeat usage was common. Afterward, 84 percent said they were satisfied or very satisfied. Being "personally interested in looking for occupational information" was the most frequently given reason for use. The predominant reason why others did not use OIAS was a lack of knowledge of its availability. Most students used both the QUEST Questionnaire and the occupational Descriptions, which they described as "fun to use,""easy to understand," and "accurate and up-to-date." OIAS helped students plan careers, and talk with their parents about their career futures. Parents had a good understanding of the System and strongly approved of its use. Direct operating costs total about $2 per student user. (Author/SC)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Information Dissemination, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Occupational Information, Parent Attitudes, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Student Attitudes, Use Studies
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Bureau of Governmental Research and Service.