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ERIC Number: ED169819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Job Crunch: The Affirmative Action Game.
Straumanis, Joan; Laird, Judy
Descriptive information, objectives, guidelines, and materials are presented for an affirmative action game designed to demonstrate a model for using simulation in teaching issues-oriented courses. The format of the game was adapted from that of PSYCH CITY. The game is designed to assist people in learning how an academic community might deliberate in a hiring situation involving the conflicting claims of candidates who are members of minority and majority groups. The hypothetical community is a small liberal arts college, and participants are asked to play roles and examine the factors that influence the decision-making process. The optimum number of participants is 25-30, but with some modifications fewer participants can be used. In addition to outlining roles, the following materials are included: equipment checklist, facilitator's guide, affirmative action fact sheet, federal affirmative action guidelines, a reprint of federal laws and regulations concerning sex discrimination in educational institutions, guidelines for group process observer roles, process observer recording forms, and an evaluation form. Information is presented on the development and modification of the game, the facilitation and debriefing of role-playing simulations, and limitations of the game. (SW)
Denison Simulation Center, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023 ($5.00 including game instructions)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denison Univ., Granville, OH.
Note: Reprint on federal laws and regulations concerning sex discrimination in educational institutions may not reproduce well (pages 10-13) ; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility