ERIC Number: ED063731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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STAPOL: A Simulation of the Impact of Policy, Values, and Technological and Societal Developments upon the Quality of Life.
Little, Dennis; Feller, Richard
The Institute for the Future has been conducting research in technological and societal forecasting, social indicators, value change, and simulation gaming. This paper describes an effort to bring together parts of that research into a simulation game ("State Policy," or STAPOL) for analysis of the impact of government policy, social values, and technological and societal developments on the quality of life in a hypothetical, highly industrialized, two-party, New England state. (With minor modifications, STAPOL is adaptable to any of the 50 states.) The game, or any of its parts, may be played manually or by computer. This booklet describes the purpose and operations of the game, the player roles (state planners, societal evaluators, and exogenous-event assessors), and the uses of the game as educational tool and research tool. (JK)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Government Role, Research Tools, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Social Planning, Social Values, Statewide Planning, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Values
Institute for the Future, Riverview Center, Middletown, Connecticut 06457 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Middletown, CT.