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ERIC Number: ED315811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 24
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The Nature of the "Total" Forensic Program: The 1990's and Beyond.
Derryberry, Bob R.
To bridge the gap between broad philosophical claims about the value of forensics and actual current practices and experiences, the concept of the "total" forensic program offers critical components that are educationally valid with numerous advantages for participants and sponsoring departments. The total approach is defined as the most comprehensive program that can be designed, managed, and supported by a particular college or university. It includes involving participating students in forensic experiences that are planned, developed, and evaluated by internal and external standards. Students are afforded numerous opportunities to develop multifaceted skills in research, organization, and presentation as they work toward achieving individual and team goals. For example, at Southwest Baptist University (Missouri) students are challenged to prepare for events they have not previously tried, and other approaches are emphasized at other schools. The total forensic program also involves students in a variety of audience settings, provides evaluative feedback for students, and remains sensitive to the problem of access in admission, theory, and practice. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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