ERIC Number: ED499687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-5
Reference Count: 70
Higher Education Corruption in the World Media: Prevalence, Patterns, and Forms
Osipian, Ararat L.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), (Louisville, KY, Nov, 2007)
Corruption in higher education is a newly emerging topic in the field of education research. There is a phenomenal growth in the number of media reports on corruption in higher education over the last decade. However, the rigorous systematic research on education corruption is virtually nonexistent. This paper considers corruption in higher education as reflected in the world media, including such aspects of corruption as its prevalence, patterns, and dominating forms. It follows publications in the specialized and the non-specialized media outlets in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Russian Federation. The publications are grouped depending on the particular problem they address. This criterion has been chosen as best addressing the issue of corruption internationally. Socio-economic context of educational reforms and changes in each country leaves its print on major forms of corruption in higher education. The findings help to determine which aspects of corruption in higher education should be given more consideration in the future research and which ones might be prioritized, as well as how the national systems of higher education can be improved.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Incidence, Foreign Countries, Crime, Ethics, Mass Media, Socioeconomic Influences, Educational Change, Context Effect, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Classification, Deception, Cheating, Plagiarism, Educational Research, Compliance (Legal), Medical Services, Grading, Graduation, Educational Finance
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia; United Kingdom; United States