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Teaching in Valleybrook Elementary School [microform] : A Simulation Game Focusing Upon Problems of the Racially Desegregated School / Frederick P. Venditti
Bib ID 5203037
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Venditti, Frederick P
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1968 
88 p. 

A majority-white elementary school has been simulated in which players assume the role of fifth-grade teacher Terry Patterson and practice solving typical problems indigenous to the desegregated elementary school. The problems are presented on film, in written incidents, and through role plays. Each player is furnished with extensive background information directly related to the problem situation he must confront. The game is designed to provide opportunities for teachers and prospective teachers to engage in individual and group problem-solving which focuses chiefly upon the following broad areas: pupil behavior; teacher relationships with pupils, colleagues, and parents; individualization of instruction; curriculum modification and construction; and the selection of instructional materials. (Included in this manual is background material on simulation as a training technique, rationale underlying the development of the game, suggested format and structure for training sessions (approximately 24 hours), directions and suggestions for using the game in both small-and large-group instruction; synopses of the 11 problem incidents with questions and suggestions for group discussion, information on the game's effectiveness and on how to obtain it. Appended are sample materials from the game including description of the community setting (a medium-sized Southern city in a rural area), bibliography, student cumulative record, simulation incident with response sheet.) (JS)


Contract Number: OEG-6-37-012.

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Elementary School Teachers.  |  Inservice Education.  |  Racial Relations.  |  Role Playing.  |  Training Methods.  |  Educational Games.  |  Problem Solving.  |  School Desegregation.  |  Simulation.  |  Teacher Education.  |  Valleybrook Lakemont Simulation Game
Other authors/contributors Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Coll. of Education
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