ERIC Number: ED183736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The MOVERS Game (Maximum Support for Vocational Enrollment by Removing Stereotypes).
State Univ. of New York, Utica.
Intended for a group of twelve to fifteen people with one facilitator (chairperson), this game includes materials and instructions for a simulation activity for individuals concerned with how stereotyping of vocational-occupational education and sex role stereotyping can limit enrollment in vocational and occupational programs. Eight group members role play people from the community and public school system serving on a special committee which is to make a recommendation to the administration and school board on whether or not a proposal of a consultant group will be implemented. (Their recommendations include required home economics and industrial arts courses and providing vocational courses or occupational programs for non-college bound students.) The roles include a male business and industry representative, female PTA president, president of teachers' union, district director of counseling, district curriculum director, female high school senior, district chairperson of Unified Practical Arts-Home Economics and Industrial Arts, and BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) Occupational Education director. Other group members are observers. The game simulation proceeds from committee member position statements and discussion to observer responses, general discussion, and brainstorming. Role descriptions and directions for observers are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Core Curriculum, Educational Games, Enrollment Influences, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Perception, Perspective Taking, Program Development, Role Perception, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Simulation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Utica.
Identifiers: Project MOVE