ERIC Number: ED122075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-20
Reference Count: 0
Inquiry Project: Computer-Assisted Counseling Centers for Adults.
The report describes a University of Illinois project which designed and field-tested computer-assisted adult counseling centers. These centers offered counseling for persons seeking to make career changes, to continue their education, or to leave the home and enter the labor market. Computers provided a comprehensive data bank of information on occupational and educational opportunities, while counselors performed the essential roles of identifying obstacles to educational or career goals and of planning ways to overcome these obstacles. The theoretical basis for the design of the centers is adapted from Tiedeman and O'Hara, wherein services are built around the developmental tasks relevant to the educational and career needs of adults. A six-step method to guide the counselor and client in self-study planning is outlined. The four major components of the information system--educational information, occupational information, self-information, and guidance information--are described in the report. (NJ)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adults, Career Change, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Computer Oriented Programs, Counselor Role, Databases, Educational Counseling, Guidance Centers, Information Centers, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Retraining
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign.
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Higher Education (Drake University, Iowa, May 20, 1975)