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ERIC Number: ED135397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 313
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Project SAFE: Simulating Alternative Futures in Education.
Debenham, Jerry Dean
Simulating Alternative Futures in Education (SAFE) is a simulation game dealing with the future of education from 1975 to 2024 and beyond. It is computerized on an APL direct-interaction system and can be played at any location over telephone lines. It takes approximately 1.8 hours of computer time to play, with 5 to 9 hours of preparation, and approximately 2 hours of discussion. SAFE "models" the short- and long-range impact on society of decisions which educational leaders might take about possible social, educational, and technological developments. Some of the objectives which the game is designed to help participants reach are: developing an increased sensitivity to the values of various socio-political groups; learning a wide range of future educational alternatives; and, integrating the future perspective into a personal philosophy of education. This paper includes the complete instructions for playing the game, a selected bibliography, and, in the Game Director's Manual, general directions for organizing participants and running the computer--including all the matrices of interrelationships utilized, plus complete computer programming. (Author/DAG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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