ERIC Number: ED265606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Competing in Host School Tournaments.
Hanson, C. T.
Forensic directors (n=102) affiliated with Phi Delta Kappa responded to a survey to determine perceptions regarding participation of host school students in their respective forensics tournaments. When asked whether they permitted host school students to compete in their respective tournaments, 56% indicated that they did, but 75% of those had conditions attached, such as not being permitted to advance to eliminations, or being permitted only to fill in schedule or increase national qualifying opportunities. When asked to rank order their respective value objections to having a host school's students compete in a tournament, the respondents' objections came under five major categories: (1) fairness to others, (2) graciousness, (3) tournament integrity, (4) educational experience, and (5) managerial difficulties. Most pronounced was the perceived potential for bias among judges. (Suggested guidelines for directors electing to have host school students compete in a tournament are included.) (HTH)
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