Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Lived Experience of High School Policy Debate in Oregon
by Amdahl-Mason, Ameena AnnaMaria, M.S., Portland State University, 2012, 77; 1529732
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kapoor, Priya
Commitee: Carey, Christopher, Poulsen, Susan
School: Portland State University
Department: Communication
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
Publication Number: 1529732
ISBN: 978-1-267-74519-4
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