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The Stereotype Approach to the Modeling and Simulation of an Elementary School

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2 Author(s)
Windeknecht, Thomas G. ; Department of Mathematical Sciences, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tenn. 38152. ; D'Angelo, Henry

An approach to the modeling and simulation of evolving societies of individuals is advanced. The approach is based on the conjecture that a society of interacting stereotypes may retain important properties of behaviors of real societies of individuals. Each of the stereotypes in the model, although a simple deterministic approximation to real life, can be unique and be made to interact with other individuals. A model of a hypothetical six-grade elementary school is developed, and a detailed description of the model is given. A digital computer simulation of the school model is used to test the feasibility of the idea of model simplification through the use of stereotypes. An indication of the versatility of a simulation of interacting stereotypes in terms of the various outputting possibilities, the kinds of events that can be observed, and its potential for evaluating indicators is provided by a study of the results of the six-grade school simulation. In particular, observations are made of the effects of variations in the decision-making processes on individual students and faculty members over a ten-year period. The effect of changing the kinds of students enrolled in schools that are otherwise equal is also observed.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:SMC-5 ,  Issue: 2 )