ERIC Number: ED185618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing Forensics Skills to Enrich Schools and Communities.
In an era in which the credibility of public schools is falling with the general public, community forensics performances by students have the potential for cultivating public awareness of the effectiveness of the schools. Forensics is intrinsically related to basic speaking and listening skills, and since there is great potential for demonstrating the tangible results of forensics instruction, forensics teachers need not feel threatened by demands for accountability or for minimum competency testing. Numerous forensics skills have been identified; one brief definition of forensics is that it is educational activity primarily concerned with using an argumentative perspective in examining problems and communicating with people. Forensics teachers should establish contacts with other faculty members and with school administrators and should offer the assistance of the speech squad in a variety of school programs and instructional areas. They should also establish contacts with members of community groups. Among the activities possible for forensics students are presentations in oral interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, and debate. (GT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communciation Association (65th, San Antonio, TX, November 10-13, 1979).