ERIC Number: ED238603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
The Education Game. Technical Note 14.
Smith, William A.
The Education Game, a simulation designed to help professional educators experience what schooling means to students, was originally developed to introduce rural Ecuadorian farmers, who had little formal contact with schools, to the schooling experience, and was later expanded to stimulate discussion among Ecuadorian teachers on school-related problems and daily conflicts. The game looks at education, not as a component or element in a larger system, but as a system in itself; it stresses the interrelatedness of social status and educational success. The booklet contains a game board, instructions for playing the game on the board or as a dramatized simulation (including follow-up discussion), and notes on applying the game in Ecuador. Appendix A lists materials needed to play the game on the board or as a dramatized simulation, a series of four role descriptors (upper class, middle class, village resident, poor), "textbooks" for three economic levels, a test (scores will depend on players' assigned role descriptors and the textbook they have been able to use), and a simulated letter from the Minister of Education. Appendix B is a chart of the percentage distribution of players at different levels of the dramatized version of the game. (MH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Dramatic Play, Educational Discrimination, Educational Games, Foreign Countries, Group Discussion, Nonformal Education, Perspective Taking, Role Playing, Rural Education, Simulation, Social Class, Social Discrimination, Student School Relationship, Teacher Participation
Center for International Education, 285 Hills House South, Amherst, MA 01003 ($1.00 plus postage, 10% discount on orders of 20 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.; Ministry of Education, Quito (Ecuador).
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador