ERIC Number: ED201621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Centerstage: A Simulation Game for Teacher Center Policy Boards.
Riley, Roberta D.; Robinson, Bryan E.
According to legislation, a teacher center governing board should be composed of a majority of elementary and secondary teachers, including those from the special and the vocational fields; representatives from local institutions of higher education; and the school board. A simulation game, designed to provide board members with an understanding of the dynamics of a policy board, is described. Participants assume a role different from their present professional stance so that they can experience the vested interests and choices of a person in another professional position. A scenario for the simulated board meeting is outlined. For each role, the professional interests are delineated. Individuals are given a chance to decide what their self-interests are in regard to sets of issues that will be brought up at the board meeting. Results of field tests of this game are described, and possibilities for future use of this educational technique are considered. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Governing Boards, Informal Leadership, Inservice Teacher Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Management Games, Policy Formation, Power Structure, Role Perception, Role Playing, Simulation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A