ERIC Number: EJ829157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Cheating in the Classroom: Beyond Policing
Lee, Daniel E.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v82 n4 p171-176 Mar-Apr 2009
Regrettably, cheating is widespread on all levels of our educational system. Effective monitoring and judicial review processes that ensure that students who cheat are subjected to appropriate disciplinary action are essential. However, policing is not enough. We must go beyond policing to change the culture of the classroom in ways that discourage cheating. This includes doing a better job of explaining why cheating is unacceptable, structuring exams and writing assignments in ways that make it difficult for students to cheat, and fostering an environment of mutual respect in the classroom that encourages students to buy into the educational process, rather than attempt to subvert it.
Descriptors: Discipline, Cheating, Court Litigation, Ethics, Student Behavior, School Culture, Classroom Environment, Student Responsibility, Student Participation, Plagiarism, School Policy, Teacher Responsibility, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Writing Assignments, Positive Reinforcement
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