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ERIC Number: EJ1161623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
A Broad Character Education Approach for Addressing America's Cheating Culture
Clark, Shelby; Soutter, Madora
Journal of Character Education, v12 n2 p29-42 2016
Cheating is highly prevalent in American high school students and across the globe. Although numerous approaches are in place to combat this issue, most character education approaches have focused primarily on fostering moral integrity (a strength of moral character). Here, we argue that a broad character education approach to addressing cheating culture--one drawing on moral, civic, performance, and intellectual character strengths -- may provide new ways to address this epidemic. We begin by outlining current scholarship and approaches to addressing cheating. We then note that many of these interventions aim to foster academic integrity through a moral lens and posit that a broad character education approach that draws on all four areas of character (not moral character alone) may provide additional avenues for promoting student integrity and dissuading academic dishonesty. We discuss the potential benefits of building specific strengths within each character domain in relation to integrity, and offer suggestions for further research. Finally, we conclude with a discussion of how educators might leverage each of these character areas and the interplay between them to foster academic integrity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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