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ERIC Number: EJ1177422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-577X
Discrimination, Survival and Tradition as Argumentation for Academic Dishonesty
Peled, Yehuda; Khaldy, Sliman
Educational Practice and Theory, v35 n1 p41-61 2013
Over 90% of the students who appeared before the Ethical Conduct Boards of four rural colleges in Israel during the 2002-2007 academic years on charges of academic dishonesty were Israeli minorities, while they only comprised 35% of the academic populations of those colleges. This study examines demographic factors as determinants of academic honesty perceptions among Arab-speaking students in rural colleges in the north of Israel. Three hundred and sixty-seven college students responded to a three-part questionnaire revealing that the Israeli Arab speaking minority students rely on academic dishonesty as a means of survival in college. Cultural and economic pressures, with high expectation to graduate from their close circle of acquaintances, are behind the desire to succeed, regardless of the means.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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