ERIC Number: ED257167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
American Forensics in Perspective. Papers from the National Conference on Forensics (2nd, Evanston, Illinois, September 12-15, 1984).
Parson, Donn W., Ed.
Providing a record of the deliberations of the Second National Conference of Forensics is the function of this book, which is organized around the deliberations and results of each of the following nine work groups: (1) rationale for forensics, (2) ethics of forensics, (3) promotion and tenure standards, (4) strengthening educational goals, (5) strengthening and expanding programs, (6) interorganizational cooperation, (7) topic selection in debate, (8) summer institutes, and (9) individual events. Each chapter provides an introduction to the problems addressed by a particular work group. Where issues were in controversy, that disagreement is indicated. Following the introductory statements are resolutions adopted by the conference from each work group. A short statement of rationale or implementation follows each resolution. In some cases, the introductory essays contain statements from the position papers of work group members. Where that is not the case, the chapter contains a section with comments drawn from individual position papers. In some chapters, primarily those on rationale, ethics, and promotion and tenure, the product of the work group was a position paper adopted by the conference. The last chapter reflects the views of some administrators in the presentation to the conference by J. Thomas Goodnight. The appendix contains names of the members of the planning committee, work groups, administrators, and the reactor group. (EL)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Debate, Higher Education, Persuasive Discourse, Speech Communication, Speech Curriculum
Speech Communication Association, 5105 Backlick Rd., Annandale, VA 22003 ($9.95, prepaid, members, 10% discount).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.