ERIC Number: ED178743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Guidance and Other Selected Educational Practices in Secondary, Postsecondary, and Correctional Institutions in New York State.
Heller, Barbara R.; And Others
During the 1978-79 school year, a survey was conducted of several New York State school districts, fifty-seven public and private two-year colleges, eight Educational Opportunity Centers, and thirty-six correctional institutions within the state. The secondary and postsecondary school level surveys focused on past use of and interest in computer-based guidance systems. Survey results indicated that experiences with computerized college and career information guidance systems in high schools and in two-year colleges in New York State are remarkably similar. Half of the respondents were using an automated system during 1978-79, and most of these had been involved for more than a year. The Guidance Information System (GIS) was the system most frequently used in both high schools and colleges. Based on the results of this survey, suggestions were made to install a statewide computer guidance system. The correctional institution survey focused on the needs of the incarcerated population for educational services and how these needs were being met. Twelve of the fourteen responding correctional institutions had male inmate populations and two had female. Data was collected on educational facilities, classroom space, instructional resources, and inmate participation in educational activities. The results indicated that a large proportion of the inmates are involved in educational activities and that there is a broad range of educational programs offered. Relatively few institutions obtained funds of their own to conduct special programs, although all were involved in cooperative arrangements with external agencies. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Computer Oriented Programs, Correctional Institutions, Educational Counseling, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Institutionalized Persons, Occupational Information, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Research Reports, Secondary Education, Surveys
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept. Albany, Grants Administration Unit.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School and Univ. Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York