ERIC Number: ED208848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
B.C. Has a Choice. Discussion Paper 01/81.
This paper summarizes the CHOICES project, an interactive computerized career information system developed to assist users in searching through the range of occupations which exist in Canada, and outlines possible future plans. Discussions of what the system is and why it is needed include a list of 14 benefits for clients of the system. Problems related to integrating CHOICES into the school context are discussed, and a 7-step plan for using it to enhance career counseling is proposed. A general description of how the system works is followed by a printout of a "conversation" which demonstrates the program and the kinds of information available. Information gained from a pilot study conducted to confirm the effectiveness of CHOICES is summarized, including emerging guidelines, general recommendations, secondary school recommendations, postsecondary recommendations, recommendations for implementation, and general conclusions. A discussion of the future of CHOICES looks at its future clientele, considers alternative modes of access to the system, and sets some goals. The paper concludes with four short scenarios to demonstrate what might be possible in the years ahead. (CHC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: JEM Research, Victoria (British Columbia).; British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Information Service.
Identifiers - Location: Canada