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ERIC Number: EJ824488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Teaching Integrity
Dichtl, John
History Teacher, v36 n3 p367-373 May 2003
Articles about academic honesty seem either to begin with an example of egregious deceit in American schools or to claim that dishonesty is worse than ever. However great may be the forces influencing students to lie or cheat, educators, at all levels and in all settings, must push back by holding students accountable and by teaching about integrity. Whatever else may be said about the scope of the problem and its causes, history teachers are especially well equipped to help students understand clearly the standards of academic honesty and to foster a sense of community that counters the forces of dishonesty. The discipline of history is based on veracity and trust, and those who teach it can assist students in developing their own integrity. In this article, the author discusses strategies on how history teachers can teach honesty and integrity to students. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A