ERIC Number: ED227541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-13
Reference Count: 0
Facilitator's Guide: Censorship Workshop.
To help leaders or "facilitators" of a series of simulation exercises on controversial issues for school board members, this guide describes how the simulations work and provides some of the materials required for the simulation exercise on censorship and book banning. After defining simulation or gaming exercises, the author notes the materials needed and lists the principal features and the learning objectives of simulations. Next, the role of the facilitator is described. Then the segments of the simulation exercise are outlined, including preparations before participants arrive, separation of participants into small groups, presentation of introductory remarks and general instructions by the facilitator, supervision of the participants' role playing, "brainstorming" after the role playing to identify key ideas, cross-group sharing or discussion, and a concluding session with distribution of a fact sheet. Five "role sheets" are provided for the book-banning issue, each with a description of the fictional situation and of one of five roles. The roles include the chairperson, the back-to-basics advocate, the civil libertarian, the newly appointed member, and the advocate of local control. Suggestions on the format for the fact sheet are attached. (RW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Board of Education Members; Controversial Materials; Facilitators
Note: Produced in conjunction with the Keys to School Boardsmanship Project.