ERIC Number: ED195891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
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A Review of Issues in Computer-Assisted Counseling and a New Approach to Its Applications in College Selection.
Colburn, Kenneth A.
Issues and approaches in computer-assisted counseling are presented in this thesis. Reasons are considered for the ineffectiveness of school guidance counselors in helping students make college selections, and a reconceptualization of counseling as a technology of helping is suggested. The uses of computers in counseling are examined along with resulting improvements and effects on guidance programs. Reasons for schools' reluctance to use computer-assisted guidance information systems are considered, including counselor familiarity and orientation, threat to counselor job security and control over work, computer accuracy and impersonality, threat to privacy, and cost. A history of computer-assisted guidance information systems is presented, with descriptions and analyses of current and future systems. CHOOSE, a new computer-assisted guidance information system for college selection is described. The future of school guidance is considered and resulting implications for counselor education and research are noted. A bibliography is followed by an appendix of CHOOSE user manuals and source code listings. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire