ERIC Number: ED229811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Analysis in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
Prentice, Diana B.
Lincoln-Douglas style debate will not reach its objectives as value-oriented argumentation until debaters are trained in values analysis. Lacking adequate theoretical and practical literature and unsure of this relatively new debate format, coaches and debaters fail to develop an adequate understanding of what a value is and how it relates to policy decisions. To help solve these problems, values analysis in Lincoln-Douglas debate should take place on three levels: (1) the nature of values and their effect on decision making, (2) the values inherent within a given topic, and (3) the conflict between opposing values presented in a debate. Debaters are often unfamiliar with values language, unaware of how values operate in our personal lives and in public decision making, and uncertain of how values and policy interact. Brainstorming and seeking out values language while researching the topic can help students seek out the values in a given topic. Argument analysis can be used to compare and contrast values positions. (An appendix outlines lectures and projects for teaching analysis and provides a resource list of books and articles.) (JL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Lincoln Douglas Debate Style
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Lincoln, NE, April 7-9, 1983).