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How to Build a Debate Program: An Organizer's Manual

How to Build a Debate Program: An Organizer's Manual

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By (author) Eric Tucker, By (author) Will Tucker, By (author) Kelly Phipps

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This innovative, user-friendly manual guides a debate coach from recruiting the first team members to advocating for long-term school support. Drawing on organizational skill and strategies, this manual focuses on creative ways to engage students, parents, community members and school personnel to build a thriving debate program. Inside you will find a number of useful and even entertaining tools. The authors interviewed over a hundred experienced debate coaches and advocates. The result is a range of inventive ideas and tried-and-true practices that can ensure the success of a debate program at any stage of development.

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Eric Tucker is the Director of Publications at the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues and a doctoral student at the Department of Education Studies, Oxford University. Will Tucker is a graduate of Brown University and is a recipient of the prestigious Truman Scholarship. Kelly Phipps is the Programs Coordinator at the Olneyville Community Schools Initiative, a community-driven school improvement effort in Providence, RI. The authors are Co-Founders of the Providence Urban Debate League and Co-Authors of Teaching Argumentation and Debate: An Educator's Activities Manual. Each has been involved in a range of community organizing efforts, from electoral and other grassroots campaigns to youth organizing and leadership development.