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ERIC Number: ED050112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 6
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Teaching Parliamentary Procedure Through the Student Congress.
Metcalf, Marguerite Pearce
An effective means of teaching parliamentary procedure to high school students is the Student Congress. Advance planning and imagination are necessary to the success of the Congress. Included in the advance planning are discussions of the types of legislation permitted and the governing body to which each resolution is directed. The point system used for student rating, campaign rules, and procedures are explained to the students. Students are provided with materials, and references are available. Results show that students become proficient in using parliamentary procedure, learn to debate, to work cooperatively, to validate their facts, and to work effectively within the "system." In the Little Rock Public Schools, the Student Congress is part of Speech I, of Public Speaking, and of Communication III. An outline of the implementation of the Student Congress is appended. (DB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (56th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1970)