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ERIC Number: ED087429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 8
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Computer Simulation in the Social Sciences/Social Studies.
Klassen, Daniel L.
Computers are beginning to be used more frequently as instructional tools in secondary school social studies. This is especially true of "new social studies" programs; i.e., programs which subordinate mere mastery of factual content to the recognition of and ability to deal with the social imperatives of the future. Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in such programs is educationally justified because the computer provides great information storage and retrieval capacities. In addition, CAI is economically feasible for secondary school social studies because of the large enrollments in those programs. Examples of simulations which have been used include MARKET, ELECT, and USPOP; these introduce the student, respectively, to dynamic marketing, political and demographic analyses. (PB)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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