ERIC Number: EJ731389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Education and Corruption
Heyneman, Stephen P.
International Journal of Educational Development, v24 n6 p637-648 Nov 2004
This paper will draw on standard international definitions of "corruption" and apply them to the education sector. It will define corruption in education, explain why it is important, and describe various types of corruption and their causes. Emphasis will be placed on the role of higher education institutions in educational corruption, but the paper will not limit itself to higher education. In the end the paper will suggest four categories of reforms designed to minimize the risk of educational corruption. These include reforms to: (i) educational structures, (ii) the processes of management and adjudication, (iii) the mechanisms of prevention and when wrongdoing occurs, (iv) the system of sanctions.
Descriptors: Sanctions, Higher Education, Risk, Educational Change, Prevention, Educational Administration, Ethics, Deception
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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