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ERIC Number: ED114315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 13
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Social Indicators, Policy Analysis and Simulation.
Little, Dennis
Futures, v4 n3 p220-31 Sep 1972
A secondary-level simulation designed to demonstrate the impact of policy, values, and technological and societal developments upon the quality of life within a hypothetical state is described. See related document ED 064 865 for availability of the actual game. By simulating the evaluation of policies in terms of social indicators, STAPOL (State Policy) provides insight into the possible future application of such indicators in real-world policy planning and analysis. Participants play the roles of state legislator, societal evaluator, or exogenous-event assessor. From the point of view of these roles, each player is concerned with the ongoing quality of life including environment, health care, education, culture, and standard of living. The actual play of the game focuses on the attempts of the state legislators to increase, through legislative actions, the level of quality of life. The index levels of this quality, in turn, are set by the combined efforts of the societal evaluators, who judge the impact of legislative actions on various societal groups, and the exogenous-event assessors, who determine how certain societal and technological events affect conditions independent of the actions of the planners. Learning objectives and suggestions for how the game can be used are included. (Author/DE)
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