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Democracy as discussion : civic education and the American forum movement

Democracy as discussion : civic education and the American forum movement

Author: William M Keith
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Series: Lexington studies in political communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Using primary sources from archives around the country, Democracy as Discussion traces the early history of the Speech field, the development of discussion as an alternative to debate, and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William M Keith
ISBN: 9780739115077 0739115073 9780739115084 0739115081
OCLC Number: 72871310
Awards: Winner of Diamond Anniversary Award, National Communication Association, Outstanding Book of 2007; Daniel Rohrer Award, American Forensic Association, Best Book of 2007; Book Award, Ethics Division, National Communication Association.
Description: xiii, 360 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins of speech pedagogy --
Contest debating and civic pedagogy --
John Dewey and the turn to discussion --
The first wave : discussion educators emerge --
The second wave : discussion pedagogy comes of age --
The demise of discussion --
The development of the American forum --
Adult education and the civic mission --
The Federal Forum Project.
Series Title: Lexington studies in political communication.
Responsibility: William M. Keith.
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A wonderful book, making visible how early scholarship in Speech drew from and contributed to a larger American discussion about democracy's meaning. To understand the tensions among discussion, Read more...

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