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ERIC Number: ED298482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Pages: 15
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Teaching Plagiarism.
Stein, Mark J.
While assessing students' needs for a new approach to the issue of plagiarism, it is interesting to note that historically attitudes towards plagiarism have not always been negative. The problem of plagiarism may really be the problem of finding a proper mix between the ideas of the speaker and the ideas of those that have preceded the speaker. Linguistic devices for carrying out this task are available. What is needed for an acceptable quotation is that the words as well as the ideas used be suitably memorable. Shirley Brice Heath has recently written on ways in which we can get students to be ethnographers of their own language, empowering students by having them become the ones who find the problems with their language and the ones who reach an accommodation with the structures of the language. Teachers should try to get their students to make such observations concerning plagiarism and originality within the discourse communities of which they are a part and to reach some sort of accommodation with their own words and ideas and those of others. (Sixteen footnotes are included and a table of contents is attached.) (RAE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (37th, New Orleans, LA, March 13-15, 1986).