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ERIC Number: EJ851780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Forensics: Enhancing Civic Literacy & Democracy
Briscoe, Shawn F.
Principal Leadership, v9 n9 p44-49 May 2009
Forensics--interpretation, speech, and debate--can and should be a meaningful part of every school's curriculum. To put it simply, the course of study, alongside cocurricular competition, promotes civic education and enhances the standard curriculum by helping students explore myriad topics from multiple angles and find the truth in each, fostering civic participation, advocating civic engagement, promoting authentic discussions on issues of real importance, and emphasizing the principles that are essential to a liberal democracy. In this article, the author discusses three types of competitive events--interpretative, competitive, and dialectical--which cocurricular forensics programs consist of. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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