ERIC Number: ED097749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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The High School Forensic Program: Resource for School and Community.
Fryar, Maridell; Wise, Charles N.
Georgia Speech Communication Journal, v5 n2 p26-40 Spring 1974
There is valid criticism that contest debate practices constitute both a reality gap between contest debate and actual public communication, and a closed feedback loop among coaches, judges, and debaters. However, remedial and preventive action is possible if forensics directors are highly motivated to work within a broad program of communication skills and are thus willing to become salesmen in the school and the community for their product: informed and skilled communicators. Among the many possible resource activities are oral interpretation activities involving prose and poetry reading in schools, presentations for civic clubs and school assemblies, and community programs for shut-ins, the blind, rest homes, the underprivileged, and the handicapped; extemporaneous activities in social studies classes and community events; parliamentary procedure activities in various organized groups; debate activities; public address activities; and discussion activities. (JM)
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