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ERIC Number: ED095593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 12
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Forensics in the United States--1973.
Rieke, Richard D.
The purpose of this project was to survey the status of forensics in the United States. A mailing list was developed to include every school that might have forensic activities. Established mailing lists prepared for tournaments, publications of tournament results, and lists set up for sale were consulted; schools were asked to list other schools in their state that might have a forensics program; and some membership lists of regional forensic associations were examined. After duplications were eliminated, a list of 925 institutions of higher education remained. A questionnaire was prepared that was of a restricted, relatively forced-choice format. Two mailings about a month apart took place. Of the 925 questionnaires sent out, 467 replies were received. Some of the results indicated that: the majority of forensics programs are directed by full-time faculty members; almost half of the programs are independent of the speech-communication curriculum; most programs rely on student volunteers to build the forensics program; improvement in critical thinking, analysis of issues, and analysis of arguments are the goals of most programs; and tournaments, meets, and festivals are prominent characteristics of forensics programs. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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