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Jane Kessner Education is a voter (__) Debate is inherently an educational activity – other goals should be accomplished by other activities. Robert C. Rowland . “The Primacy of Standards for Paradigm Evaluation: A Rejoinder.” Journal of the American Forensic Association. 1982. I believe that academic debate is, by its very nature, an educational activity. The debate process is designed to fulfill an educational function. Any goal other than education would be better served by some argumentative activity other than competitive debate . For example, if the goal were to identify the best policy for dealing with a given problem, then some sort of hearing process, in which all views could be heard, would seem to be required. A new paradigm, which served a non-educational purpose would demand not merely different evaluative criteria, but a different activity altogether. (__) Education must be upheld before we evaluate truth because debate is about learning how to argue, not serving as a model for true/good argument. Robert C. Rowland . “The Primacy of Standards for Paradigm Evaluation: A Rejoinder.” Journal of the American Forensic Association. 1982. I think that Zarefsky’s position is fundamentally flawed because it incorrectly identifies the purpose of debate.
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