ERIC Number: EJ869649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
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Why Is Cheating Wrong?
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v29 n1 p67-76 Jan 2010
Since cheating is obviously wrong, arguments against it (it provides an unfair advantage, it hinders learning) need only be mentioned in passing. But the argument of unfair advantage absurdly takes education to be essentially a race of all against all; moreover, it ignores that many cases of unfair (dis)advantages are widely accepted. On the other hand, the fact that cheating can hamper learning does not mean that punishing cheating will necessarily favour learning, so that this argument does not obviously justify sanctioning cheaters.
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Cheating, Punishment, Learning Processes, Educational Philosophy
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