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ERIC Number: EJ931765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Classrooms that Discourage Plagiarism and Welcome Technology
Pearson, Nancy Guillot
English Journal, v100 n6 p54-59 Jul 2011
The key to establishing a defense against plagiarism is understanding the reasons that students engage in the process in the first place. Many students enter new grade levels academically unprepared for new challenges. When students encounter gaps between knowledge and the expectations of the classroom, some engage in unethical practices to propel themselves to the degree necessary to reach the "A" level regardless of the possible negative ramifications of such actions. Since educators know that discrepancies exist between actual knowledge and grade-level expectations, they should pursue methods for bridging these gaps. Responsible, creative use of the Internet and involving students in engaging assignments are key for helping students develop positive attitudes about intellectual property. In this article, the author shares her related classroom experiences and suggestions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A