ERIC Number: ED079781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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The High School Forensic Program: Resources for School and Community.
Fryar, Maridell; Wise, Charles N.
Several writers have criticized the traditional structure of the forensics programs--on college and high school levels--as perpetuating a "reality gap" between contest debate and actual public communication. There are methods, however, whereby high school directors can help to bridge this gap and can present a more interesting and enriching forensics program. One method is to provide information to and maintain contacts with other members of the faculty, as well as with community organizations. In addition to contest debate activities, the forensics director can encourage his students to participate in oral interpretation, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and discussion activities in English and other classes and before community groups. This type of varied experience is valuable to the students and also fosters appreciation within the community for the speech communications programs. (RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Assn. (Lexington, Kentucky, April 1973)