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ERIC Number: ED265586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Academic and Practical Values of Debating.
Colbert, Kent R.; Biggers, Thompson
The educational benefits of debate suggest several reasons for funding debate programs on college campuses. First, debate training improves communication skills (analysis, delivery, and organization) and helps students in other communication situations. Second, debate promotes depth of educational experience by exposing students to important social issues of the time and by improving critical thinking ability. And, third, debate provides excellent preprofessional training through enabling students to gain experience in public speaking and to improve their skills in argumentation, organization, logic, and leadership. (EL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A