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Debate in a free society demands civil behavior and fair treatment. To promote open participation, debaters should avoid language and behavior that would exclude or discourage the voices of any participants. A. Ethical Practice Ethical standards for debate practice occur on multiple levels. Some standards will vary by community and even by individual interpretations. For example, what is considered to be comprehensible or reasonable presentational style will 18. Adapted from “A Rationale for Forensics as Education,” adopted at the Second National Developmental Conference on Forensics, Evanston, Illinois, 1984.
A point system was developed to reward successful debaters, both novice and experienced. ) In 1986 CEDA established a national championship tournament open to any CEDA member. After a modest start as the Southwest Debate Association, CEDA emerged as the most widely used mode of intercollegiate debating. In 1996 the fall CEDA topic was reselected as the spring CEDA topic, thereby creating a yearlong proposition, as was used by NDT. In addition, despite the nonpolicy or quasi-policy nature of the CEDA propositions from 1975 until 1996, by the mid-1990s most CEDA debates involved discussion of policies.
Colbert, “The Effects of CEDA and NDT Debate Training on Critical Thinking Ability,” Journal of the American Forensic Association, vol. 21 (1987), pp. 194–201. 11. A. Craig Baird, “General Education and the Course in Argumentation,” The Gavel, vol. 38, p. 59. II. ACADEMIC DEBATE 31 issue to be debated. The extent to which debate motivates students to undertake purposeful inquiry into significant contemporary problems, to apply the principles of critical thinking to those problems, and to integrate the knowledge acquired from various disciplines is suggested by a former college debater: In my four years of college debating, we worked on such vital realworld topics as aid for international development, the Constitutional right of privacy, trade policies on the Pacific Rim, and federal energy policies.
Argumentation and debate : critical thinking for reasoned decision making by Austin J. Freeley