To Argue or to Fight: Improving At-risk Students' School Conduct through Urban Debate

Winkler, Carol
November 2011
Controversia;Fall2011, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p76
Academic Journal
The article reports the three-year findings of how two urban debate leagues in Atlanta, Georgia, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin impacted conduct of at-risk high school students. It describes the debate programs, and the study methodology and summarizes the students' views on why debate improves their behavior at school. The article also concludes with a discussion of the results, drawing implications for future research and programmatic implementation.


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