ERIC Number: ED259415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-4
Reference Count: 0
The Committee on International Discussion and Debate and Its Future Contributions to U. S. Forensics.
Richardson, Larry S.
The Committee on International Discussion and Debate (CIDD) and its contributions toward establishing a tradition of international team appearances in public debates are discussed in this paper. A brief history of the origin and development of the exchange debates is given. Highlights of Scott Noble's report to the Speech Communication Association Legislative Council of Activities in the 1983-1984 period are cited, and several personal observations based on a two-year tenure with the committee are offered. The remaining sections of the paper explore promoting diversity in collegiate forensic programs, adding to the present level of CIDD activity, and developing alternative formats for debates with other countries. The paper concludes with four generalizations about CIDD: CIDD should (1) continue with the goal of helping to diversify student experience, (2) continue the exchange program with other countries, (3) explore the means to increase its level of activity, and (4) explore development of alternative formats. (DF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (70th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1984).