ERIC Number: EJ776545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Of Flattery and Thievery: Reconsidering Plagiarism in a Time of Virtual Information
Thomas, P. L.
English Journal, v96 n5 p81-84 May 2007
P. L. Thomas provides a framework for discussing plagiarism and calls on us to avoid overly simplified policies. After considering various perspectives on intent and the purposes of documentation, Thomas advocates developing standard definitions and guidelines for plagiarism in the department or the classroom. We should also offer professional development opportunities to help teachers transfer abstract concepts of plagiarism to classroom instruction, discussion, and assignments.
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Faculty Development, School Policy, Ethics, College Students, Internet, Definitions, Guidelines, Group Discussion, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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