ERIC Number: ED069930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Life Career. School Job Catalog, Instructor's Manual, Spinner and Scoring Booklet, and Game Materials.
Boocock, Sarane S.
This game, a simulation of the way the labor market, educational opportunities, and marriage and leisure patterns operate in our society, is designed for high school and college students in classroom situations, and has been extensively tested at that level. It can be used with any number of students, for any amount of time. Participants walk through a span of 8 years in the future as decision-makers for a fictitious person presented to them in the form of a profile or case history. Each team of decision-makers is in competition with other teams working with the same profile. At various intervals, players are fed back the consequences of their decisions in the form of scores which are indicators of the relative satisfactions of the life they have planned. The game is designed to meet the four basic requirements for intelligent career decision-making: (1) a feeling for what the future will be like, (2) information on alternatives or opportunities, (3) the pattern of a life cycle, and (4) practice in decision making. (PM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Decision Making, Educational Games, Educational Opportunities, Instructional Materials, Labor Market, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Sciences
Western Publishing Company, Inc., School and Library Department, 150 Parish Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470
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