Academic Dishonesty: An Educator's Guide

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L. Erlbaum, 2002 - Education - 169 pages
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Academic dishonesty is a critical problem in education. Most educators know little about its causes, steps they can take to detect and prevent it, and how to handle instances of cheating. This work aims to help teachers and administrators understand and handle these problems. The text's goal is to provide readers with a concise handbook covering the full spectrum of issues related to academic dishonesty. To do so, it presents research and theory on academic dishonesty and strategies for preventing, confronting, and managing the problem. The following questions are taken into consideration: Why do students cheat?; What can be done to prevent it?; What are the consequences of ignoring academic dishonesty?; How should suspected students be confronted?; What sanctions are appropriate for students who violate the academic honesty policy?; And what can the institution do to encourage a campus ethos of integrity?

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Patricia Keith-Spiegel is Voran Honors Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences Emerita at Ball State where she also directed the Center for the Teaching of Integrity.

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