ERIC Number: ED230880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Potential: Uses and Abuses of Computers in School Psychology.
McCullough, C. Sue; And Others
This paper addresses the potential influence of current and projected microcomputer technological advances on the profession of school psychology. An overview of the uses and abuses of computers in school psychology is presented, followed by a brief discussion of three general uses of computers in school psychology: the computer as tool, tutor, and tutee. Ideas for innovations made possible by the use of computers in education are explored in a second section including: therapy; collection and storage of behavior intervention data; diagnosis of problems; facilitation of research; cataloging of resources; and development of pre-service and in-service training procedures. Current computer applications in school psychology are outlined and discussed: (1) test administration; (2) test scoring; (3) test analysis; (4) report writing; (5) data management; (6) research and statistics; (7) time management (8) networks; (9) computer-assisted instruction and computer-managed instruction; (10) career guidance; and (11) databases. Potential problems and possibilities for abuse of computer technology within the profession are organized into four classifications: professional status issues; ethical issues; research issues; and theoretical issues. Excerpts of interviews with recognized experts in the field of computers in education are presented at the beginning of each section. A small computer primer, and a glossary of computer terms are appended. (AG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.