Competitive School Environments

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Competitive School Environments Competition exists in many, many aspects of life, from sports, school, jobs, and even friends. In different situations competition is imperative and important and in other situations it can harm and be destructive. As a student a very competitive atmosphere is not a healthy way to learn. Being in a competitive environment encourages students to not help each other, to resent others and does not encourage students to become friends. One of …

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…together by doing assignments together, studying together which in turn develops close friendships. In a more competitive environment these friendships are harder to come by. A welcoming healthy environment is not achieved through having a competitive environment. Rather an environment is created which students are less likely to help their peers, smarter students are resented and friends are hard to come by. All of these factors contribute in making a less than ideal learning atmosphere.