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ERIC Number: ED312723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Policy Debate: An Activity Worth Saving.
Decker, Warren
Policy debate as an activity should be maintained but must be invigorated. Some reasons to save policy debate are (1) the benefit to large numbers of students who might otherwise fail to debate given the increased difficulty associated with learning how to play the game; (2) the shrinking size of policy tournaments, which makes it easier for programs to enter the activity and hope to have a measure of success; and (3) the increased number of topics that receive consideration, which results in increased awareness of significant contemporary problems. The growth of policy debate can be fostered by making a commitment to the development of novice debate; judging the impact of college debate institutes; filling the resource gap by sharing materials; and modifying the point system to reward programs which field large numbers of teams. (KEH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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