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ERIC Number: ED050215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
"Integration: The First Year": A Role-Playing Simulation on School Integration.
Clark, Todd
The focal crises simulated in the game are set in a district integrated at the beginning of the Fall term. Each school had an enrollment that was approximately 52 percent white, 22 percent black, 22 percent Mexican American, and the remainder Oriental. During the early weeks of school, the integration plan worked smoothly. After a short time, racial tensions began to develop in the junior and senior high schools. Caused in most instances by what appeared to be trivial matters, school authorities feared these tensions would develop into more serious problems. Abraham Lincoln, a school of 2,200, was typical of the senior high schools in the district. Since the beginning of the semester, one small incident had followed another until serious racial tension existed on the campus. In an effort to "cool off" the campus and help locate the specific sources of trouble, the principal called together a representative group of parents, teachers, administrators, and students for a series of meetings. It is this series of meetings that constitute the roles and stage for the simulation. Participants are assigned roles, including those of black student, teacher, parent, administrator, etc. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers: California