ERIC Number: ED177423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Evaluation Report MOICC: Guidance Information System.
Ryan, Charles W.; Drummond, Robert J.
Preliminary results of an evaluation conducted by the Center for Career Education for the Maine Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (MOICC) are presented. This evaluation focuses on the impact of the Guidance Information System (GIS), a computer information system, developed by MOICC. Data indicate that GIS has had an impact on career awareness of its users, on goal setting and in decision making skills. It has little impact on self-awareness, a function not built into the files. Agency users have better knowledge of job-keeping skills than public school users. Many students were confused with the operation and use of the system, and counselors should be more available to help students. The computer is not an accepted or valuable tool for all students. Alternatives to the GIS need to be developed. Data suggest a more precise strategy is needed to introduce potential users to GIS. Student needs, counselor role and curriculum needs in public schools were considered. (BEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Employment and Training Council, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.
Identifiers - Location: Maine