ERIC Number: ED423191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Is The Honor Code A Solution to the Cheating Epidemic?
Niels, Gary J.
This research paper critiques the philosophical basis, developmental appropriateness, and effectiveness of a school honor system and questions whether a school honor system is still an appropriate tool for character instruction in the twenty-first century. Characteristics which induce a subculture of academic deceit, as well as attributes which can promote academic integrity are discussed. Sections of the paper include: (1) "Preface"; (2) "Social Factors Influencing Cheating"; (3) "Curricular Factors Influencing Cheating Behavior"; (4) "Defining Academic Integrity"; (5) "Peer Influences in Establishing Community Values"; (6) "The Teacher and Academic Integrity"; (7) "The School Ethos and Academic Integrity"; (8) "Revisiting Moral Education"; and (9) "Illustrations of (Possible) Cheating Behavior." Newspaper articles on high school cheating and school honor codes are appended. (Contains a 37-item bibliography.) (EH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education.
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