ERIC Number: ED124645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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The Use of Social Simulation Game in an Attempt to Modify White Suburban Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Blacks.
Lovelace, Juan Carlos.
An inter-racial simulation game was administered to 6 ninth grade social studies classes in a desegregated upper middle class suburban junior high school to determine how the game would affect the white students racial attitudes and the self perceived race relations within the classrooms. There were two experimental treatments, the Sunrise game, and the Sunshine game with follow-up discussion focusing upon students reactions to the process. A control group did not experience either version of the game. The 6 classes, 156 students in total, were randomly assigned to the 3 study groups, 2 classes per each group. A minimum of 2 black students were in each class. The major results of the study included the following: No statistically significant differences were found among the 2 treatment groups and control groups on the attitude post test and delayed post test. The game only groups post test mean social relations score was significantly different than the control groups mean score. No significant statistical differences were found between the 2 experimental treatments on the social relations post test. Female scores were significantly different than male scores on the game only attitude delayed post test. Males tended to score higher than females on the social relations scales. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Change, Black Students, Class Activities, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Games, Grade 9, Junior High School Students, Psychological Studies, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations, Simulation, Social Relations, Suburban Youth, Teaching Methods, White Students
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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