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NCJ Number: 90130 Find in a Library
Title: Small Claims Court - An Argumentative Instructional Alternative
Author(s): S P O'Rourke
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 40
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Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper explores the small claims court as an alternative forum for the instruction of argumentation and suggests a possible format of a course utilizing such a concept.
Abstract: The first section of the paper offers a short history of the small claims court. The second section contains a course syllabus outlining the format of an argumentation course built around the small claims system. The third section is an analysis of the application of certain aspects of argumentation theory in the small claims setting. Examples of assignments and review questions are appended. (Resources in Education (ERIC) abstract)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Lesson plans; Small claims courts
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association, San Jose, Calif., February 14-16, 1981.
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