ERIC Number: ED069047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Simulation Games and Political Attitudes: The Importance of Role Identification and Game Structure.
Livingston, Samuel A.
In an experiment conducted under classroom conditions with 8th grade students, the simulation game "Democracy" was shown to be effective at teaching that "log-rolling" is an acceptable part of the legislative process. Two aspects of the game--role identification and game structure--were shown to contribute independently to its effectiveness. However, the game proved ineffective in changing political attitudes not directly related to log-rolling. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.