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ERIC Number: ED445383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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This House [Can't] Believe: Resolutional Reform in Parliamentary Debate.
Stroud, Scott R.
Forensic educators stand at a pivotal point in the development of National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) debate culture and standards; we have enough experience behind us to see where NPDA is going, but not so much "tradition" as to enslave us to the past. One area of reform that is highlighted by this paper is the removal of the traditional phrase "This House believes that" in NPDA resolutions. It is my argument that this phrase, when defined, turns the debate into one of verifying the epistemic beliefs of whatever "This House" stands for. This has the educationally detrimental consequences of precluding resolutions of value, fact, and policy from the debate realm. Easy and effective solutions are offered for rephrasing resolutions. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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