ERIC Number: ED464286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
The Impact on Future Guidance Programs of Current Developments in Computer Science, Telecommunications, and Biotechnology.
Mitchell, Lynda K.; Hardy, Philippe L.
The purpose of this chapter is to envision how the era of technological revolution will affect the guidance, counseling, and student support programs of the future. Advances in computer science, telecommunications, and biotechnology are discussed. These advances have the potential to affect dramatically the services of guidance programs of the future on two fronts: the mechanisms through which the services of guidance programs will be offered, and how guidance programs will help prepare students to live and work productively. The chapter concludes by proposing that guidance programs of 20 years hence must prepare the majority of their students to enter technical fields; adapt themselves to extensive telecommuting and the lifestyle that it entails; and prepare primarily for self-employment or freelance employment. (Contains 24 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Building Stronger School Counseling Programs: Bringing Futuristic Approaches into the Present; see CG 031 688.