Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity: Strategies for Change

Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity: Strategies for Change

Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity: Strategies for Change

Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity: Strategies for Change

Synopsis

Put a stop to high-tech and more traditional low-tech forms of cheating and plagiarism. Also, learn to recognize the danger signs for cheating and how to identify material that has been copied. Sample policies for developing academic integrity, reproducible lessons for students and faculty, and lists of helpful online and print resources are included. A must-read for concerned educators, administrators, and parents.

Excerpt

We need to create a new social contract in America that gives people faith
in a few simple principles: Anyone who plays by the rules can get ahead.
Everyone has some say in how the rules get made. Everyone who breaks the
rules suffers the same penalties. And all of us are in the same boat, living in
the same “moral community” and striving together to build a society tha
confers respect on people based on a wide variety of accomplishments.…If
the next generations of Americans are to help build a more ethical society
and sustain it, they must come of age within institutions that are far less
tolerant of cheating than today's high schools and universities. They also
must learn early on to commit themselves to principles beyond their own
individual self-interest. (Callahan 263, 286)

We believe, with David Callahan, that we must create “institutions that are far less tolerant of cheating than today's high schools and universities.” We have developed this book as a practical guide to successful policies, programs, and resources that can help students move toward honesty and integrity.

This new book is a companion to our earlier book, Student Cheating and Plagiarism in the Internet Era: A Wake-Up Call, an in-depth examination of electronic and traditional cheating and plagiarism. It is not a revision; with the exception of one COPY ME page, all of the material is new.

Students' voices speak to us throughout the book. They tell us why they cheat and why they don't. In response, we offer first-person accounts written by educators, parents, and students who have approached the problem of cheating and plagiarism in a variety of effective ways.

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