ERIC Number: ED245182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Computer Assisted Career Guidance and Other Computer Applications for the Adult Learner.
Sampson, James P., Jr.; And Others
Computer assisted career guidance (CACG) systems and other computer applications are becoming established components of counseling and guidance services. While technical details involved in software and hardware operations are usually attended to, problems resulting from interpersonal dynamics in the implementation process often contribute more to implementation difficulties than problems resulting from technological malfunction. This monograph presents an overview of computer applications in counseling, discusses typical problems associated with the implementation process, and describes the types of systems found in various settings. The interpersonal dynamics involved in organizational change are reviewed. Based on this discussion, a comprehensive model for implementing CACG systems and other computer applications is presented. Phases involved in this model are described including planning; staff training; trial; and operation, evaluation and refinement. The monograph concludes with a discussion of future perspectives regarding computer technology. (Author/MCF)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Guidance, Change Strategies, Computer Oriented Programs, Counseling Services, Guidance Programs, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation, Technological Advancement
ERIC/CAPS, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.; Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning, Columbia, MD.