This Big iDeas project attempts to single-out and correct he gap between the expectations of employers and the reality of public education curriculum — specifically, the missing component of verbal communication skills development. We will tackle the issue first-hand and develop oral communication skills in current Dallas ISD high school students through an after-school Mock Trial program at two locations: Woodrow Wilson High School and Hillcrest High School. Every moment of this project will be videoed so that a multimedia presentation or documentary can be created.
students, research, Dallas, Texas
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Baty, Todd; Shaw, Andrew; Moore, Ryan; and Wikstrom, Jessica, "Breaking Linguistic Barriers: Establishing and Advocating Competitive Communication Skills through a Mock Trial" (2008). Big iDeas 2008 Proposals. 5.