ERIC Number: ED185635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
ERIC First Analysis: 1980-81 National High School Debate Resolutions (How Can the Interests of United States Consumers Best Be Served?).
Wagner, David L.
The five chapters of this book are intended to prepare high school debaters and their coaches for the efficient investigation of the 1980-81 High Scbool Debate Problem Area and Resolutions. The first chapter contains an overview of the problem area--consumer interests--describing the basic concepts of regulation and risk, the definitions of the major terms (consumers, consumer interests), the various consumer protection strategies and agencies, and the sample solutions that are available. The next three chapters examine the debate resolutions: safety guarantees on consumer goods, the regulation of commercial advertising, and standards of testing/marketing for potentially carcinogenic substances. A final chapter reviews general procedures for researching the debate issues, suggesting references and indexes that provide or update information on the debate topics. A selected bibliography of books, government documents, and periodical information is included. (RL)
Descriptors: Advertising, Consumer Protection, Debate, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Merchandise Information, Persuasive Discourse, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Safety, Secondary Education, Social Problems
Speech Communication Association, 5105 Backlick Rd., Annandale, VA 22003 ($2.50; 10% discount for 10-49 copies; 20% discount for 50 or more copies)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.
Identifiers: National High School Debate Resolutions