ERIC Number: ED220381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Saint Anne: A Multicultural Education Dilemma.
Bruce, Bill; And Others
This 5-hour simulation is designed to give secondary- and college-level students and community persons the opportunity to deal with multicultural issues in a typical organizational and community setting. St. Anne is a fictitious town of 75,000 residents with two major ethnic neighborhoods--one German and the other Swedish. The local paper industry and labor unions employ a significant number of blacks. A small population of Chicanos are employed as migrant workers. An Indian reservation near town provides additional cultural diversity. To offset some of the problems resulting from recently court ordered desegregation, an ad hoc Committee of Concerned Citizens for Human Relations has submitted a plan to the school board for a school program in multicultural education. The simulation requires each participant to play the role of a community member. Participants must engage in a series of negotiations between various community power and publicity groups concerning the need for a multicultural School Board policy. Each participant must argue for the policy alternative his role supports and attempt to influence the School Board vote on policy alternatives. Provided is an overview of each role, stating community interests, racial or ethnic group, occupation, and the general or specific position concerning the issues to be presented. Also included is a simulation time agenda, a press release, School Board policy statements and action, observer documentation sheet, publicity evaluation sheets, and suggestions for debriefing. (RM)
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Role, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Simulation
William C. Bruce, University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC 29303 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Some pages are of a light print type.