ERIC Number: ED215194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Community Planning Through Innovative Strategies: Games and Other Tactics.
Ringers, Joseph, Jr.
This manual was developed to provide an overview of participative planning for community improvement and to suggest when and how to use games to achieve desired results. It is intended as a tool for the development of relevant activities which will result in innovative solutions to community problems. The manual is organized in four sections. In the first section, approaches to community planning are discussed, and a rationale for game playing is provided. This section also contains an overview of participative decision making. In section 2 readers are instructed in how to create planning games, including information on where to get games and other ideas, aims or purposes of gamesmanship, principles to observe when planning games, criteria for conducting games, and hints for planning games. Section 3 provides ideas on when and how to use games (to get acquainted and improve interpersonal relationships, to arouse creativity, to determine group values, to reconcile differences, and to develop or maintain interest). Finally, section 4 concludes with some additional thoughts on the purpose of games, a summary of decision-making principles, and what to do instead of using games. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Community Education, Community Planning, Community Relations, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Game Theory, Guidelines, Management Games, Policy Formation, Problem Solving, Program Development, Simulation
University of Virginia, Community Education, 216 Ruffner Hall, 405 Emmet St., Charlottesville, VA 22903 ($2.00; 10-24 copies, 25% off; 25 or more, 40% off).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Mid-Atlantic Center for Community Education.