ERIC Number: ED315697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
CHOICES: The Perspective of Participating Students and Staff. Year II.
CHOICES (Computer Heuristic Occupational Information and Career Exploration Systems), was implemented in eight secondary schools in the fall of 1984. Two additional secondary schools acquired the CHOICES program in the fall of 1985, subsequent to the reporting of the results of the first evaluation, in February 1985. This study evaluated the perceptions of counselors and teachers regarding the effectiveness of the CHOICES program and the effectiveness of the career counseling process involving CHOICES in achieving objectives of increasing career awareness and self-awareness, developing decision-making skills, and developing motivation. Interviews were conducted with guidance counselors in 10 schools and counselors provided statistics for the use of CHOICES in the 1985-1986 academic year. Students (N=65) evaluated the usage, implementation, advantages, and disadvantages of CHOICES. The results of the evaluation suggest that CHOICES has achieved wide-spread use, with about 588 students participating in the full CHOICES career counseling process. Students using CHOICES showed greater career maturity than students not participating in CHOICES. Most of the feedback from guidance counselors and students was positive, with a considerable number of advantages identified. Although guidance counselors listed a number of disadvantages of the CHOICES program, the majority of guidance staff indicated that the benefits of the program outweighed the disadvantages. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada