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    • ! 1! Chapter 1 Introduction Context of the Problem Alfie Kohn’s book, No Contest: The Case against Competition, has served as the definitive critique against competition in education. Kohn posits that competition is the reason schools are in...
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    • 117 activities with most participation (96.9%), followed closely by leisure activities such as walks, skiing, beach-lounging, etc. (91.7%) and visits to museums (91.4%). Also, many respondents participate in festivals or similar events with music...
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    • ! 2! a focus on “selecting pieces to win and not for the good of theatre” (Criman. 2015). The Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) and Southern Utah University have sponsored a Shakespeare Competition since 1977 that hosts over 2,800 students annually...
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    • ! 20! Matt Richtel, writer for the New York Times, shared competing views on competition in his column. He cites an American Psychological Association publication, the Psychological Bulletin, which compares hundreds of research papers on the...
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    • ! 21! what we undertake and (3) feel autonomous in our actions. The researchers specify that autonomy doesn’t necessarily mean independence, an athlete can allow a coach to make decisions for them but the athlete chooses to follow those choices....
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    • ! 23! Chapter 3 Methodology Statement of Purpose The purpose of this study is to identify the philosophies and practices of teachers in developing positive learning cultures while preparing and participating in secondary theatre competitions. The...
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    • ! 24! 12-What are the specific practices of high school theatre programs as they prepare and participate in a theatre competition? 13-What teaching philosophy do teachers have as they participate in a theatre competition? 14-What is the perceived...
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    • ! 27! Chapter 4 Results To identify the effective practices of teachers in developing positive learning opportunities within a competitive environment it was necessary to learn about the teachers’ perceptions of theatre competition, the perceived...
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    • ! 28! The ten teachers who answered “Other” indicated that they participated in other competitions that include Shakespeare Showdown, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre Competition and the American High School Theatre Festival in...
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    • ! 29! The Necessity of Competition in a Theatre Festival There were many questions included in the survey that asked for the teachers’ perception of the necessity of competition. Fifty-six percent of the teachers felt that competition is a...
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    • ! 3! these events as effective educational tools. Purpose Statement The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate the philosophies and practices of effective teachers in developing positive learning cultures while preparing for and...
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    • ! 30! Greatest Benefit and Greatest Disadvantage of Competing in Theatre Events The survey identified the advantages and disadvantages of competition in theatrical settings and events. This survey tool is based on ranking: the lower the...
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    • ! 31! competing. The intrinsic reward is replaced by external rewards (trophies). 25 18 9 20 2.33 73 answered question 73 Figure 5. Greatest benefit and the greatest disadvantage of competing. The Role of Teacher in a Competition/Festival According...
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    • ! 32! the school culture 17.8% 13 competition itself 5.5% 4 answered question 73 A teacher/coach can affect whether a student has a positive experienc e in a competitive event Answer Options Response Percent Response Count Yes 100.0% 73 No 0.0%...
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    • ! 33! Students wanting to "beat" or "vanquish" an opponent. 56.2% 41 I have never witnessed these behaviors. 6.8% 5 Other (please specify) 12.3% 9 answered question 73 Figure 7. Negative behaviors observed/outcomes because of theatre...
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    • 34 destinations or attractions. For example, one of the most common images associated with Austria is the film The Sound of Music. Respondents also mentioned many items related to Austria‘s culture and history: old buildings, castles, villages,...
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    • ! 34! Practices employed to prepare students for a positive experience Eighty-eight percent of the respondents, (65 of the 71 responding) felt their students had positive competition learning experiences. The most frequently used techniques...
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    • ! 35! festivals Other (please specify) 6 Figure 9. Practices employed to prepare students for a positive experience. Most influential factors for a positive competitive learning environment Participants in the study were required to rank the...
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    • ! 37! a student's personal improvement in a performance 38.4% 28 exceeding other students performance within a round or event 2.7% 2 Other (please specify) 5.5% 4 answered question 73 Figure 11. Definitions of a student’s success with a competitive...
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    • ! 38! "Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do winning takes care of itself." Paul Bryant 47.9% 35 "There are more important things in life than winning and losing a game." Lionel Messi 2.7% 2 "When playing a game, the goal is to...

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