This study seeks to explore the lived experience of competitors in high school level Oregon Style Cross-Examination Policy Debate in the state of Oregon. To elucidate this experience, between fifteen former competitors, graduating between 2003 and 2010, were interviewed in order to find common themes within the interviewees' experiences. The common themes that emerged from the interviews included establishing a knowledge base, the ability to research, effective use of communication skills, the development of confidence, and political awareness.
|Commitee:||Carey, Christopher, Poulsen, Susan|
|School:||Portland State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Oregon|
|Source:||MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education Policy, Communication|
|Keywords:||Communication, Debate, High school, Lived experience, Oregon, Phenomenology|
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