- スピーチ・コミュニケーション教育 (ISSN:13470663)
- vol.25, pp.153-172, 2012-03-31 (Released:2017-11-30)
The purposes of this paper are to critically investigate the concept of justice in Japan's debate pedagogy, to revisit the definition of academic debate, and to discuss how debate education can subsume those who do not have the political capital of discourse. Specifically, the paper examines the ideology of "Aoi Shiba no Kai," the national association of people with Cerebral Palsy (CP), as it functioned in Japanese society in the late 1970s. Koichi Yokozuka was one of the most influential intellectuals and opinion leaders of the disability rights, "Aoi Shiba Movement." The author analyzes their famous four-point platform, which provided the theoretical underpinning for the movement, and searches for the intersection between their platform and the values of debate. The paper suggests that we need to revisit the concept of justice in academic debate and to cultivate relations with those who do not have the political capital of discourse through public debating.