ERIC Number: ED436013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-22
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The Sounds of Silence: The Gender-Based Experiences of Women in Intercollegiate Forensics.
Greenstreet, Robert W.; Frederick, Tracy H.
Intercollegiate forensics (speech and debate) programs represent an outgrowth of the communication curriculum. As such, the goal of forensic programs is to encourage students to become responsible advocates in democratic societies through developing appropriate communication skills and attitudes. This paper extends earlier research, providing support for the conclusion that current forensics practices may discourage development of advocacy skills for women. Through stories reported on critical incident surveys, female participants reported that rather than enhancing their ability to become strong advocates, their experiences often frustrate, confuse and silence them. Contains 35 references; a taxonomy of women's gender-based experiences in intercollegiate forensics is attached. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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