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Cheating in School By Stephen F. Davis

Cheating in School
by Stephen F. Davis

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According to media reports, current levels of academic dishonesty (aka cheating) have approached near-epidemic proportions. We witness headlines such as: "High Stakes Testing Results in Widespread Cheating"; "Study Finds Widespread Cheating Among American Teenagers"; and "More Students Cheating with Fewer Regrets.
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Cheating in School: What We Know and What We Can Do by Stephen F. Davis

Cheating in School is the first book to present the research on cheating in a clear and accessible way and provide practical advice and insights for educators, school administrators, and the average lay person.* Defines the problems surrounding cheating in schools and proposes solutions that can be applied in all educational settings, from elementary schools to post-secondary institutions* Addresses pressing questions such as "Why shouldn't students cheat if it gets them good grades?" and "What are parents, teachers, businesses, and the government doing to unintentionally persuade today's student to cheat their way through school?"* Describes short and long term deterrents that educators can use to foster academic integrity and make honesty more profitable than cheating* Outlines tactics and strategies for educators, administrators, school boards, and parents to advance a new movement of academic integrity instead of dishonesty

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"The plan includes infusing academic integrity into the fabric of schools, colleges or universities, developing student character and integrity, responding to cheating, reducing temptations and opportunities for cheating, and acknowledging that cheating happens and it is a problem." (, 23 November 2010) "A comprehensive look at the cheating phenomenon from primary through graduate school." (Faculty Focus, October 2009) "[The authors] combine their years of interest in and experience with issues of academic integrity to provide an overview of the problem of academic dishonesty at all levels of education... This is the first attempt to synthesize all levels and several nations in a concise, readable format accessible to the general reader.The authors cite plenty of real-world examples and suggest usable tactics and strategies ... thus making the book useful for educators as well as lay readers... A great overview of a significant subject, accessibly accomplished." (Library Journal, October 2009) "I found Cheating in School to be a good read... I recommend this book to both faculty and administrators who must deal with this issue in their work." (International Higher Education Consulting Blog, October 2009) "Although much of the specific advice in the book is U.S. focused, the genuine and broad-ranging vision offered by the authors make the lessons applicable internationally." (International Journal for Educational Integrity, June 2009)

About Stephen F. Davis

Stephen F. Davis is Emeritus Professor at Emporia State University. In 2002-2003 he served as the Knapp Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. In 2007 he was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Morningside College (Sioux City, IA). Currently he is the Distinguished Guest Professor at Morningside College and Visiting Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University. Since 1966 he has published over 300 articles on various research topics and 27 textbooks and presented over 900 professional papers; the vast majority of these publications and presentations include student coauthors. He has served as President of APA Division 2, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Southwestern Psychological Association, and Psi Chi (the National Honor Society in Psychology). Additionally, he was selected as the first recipient of the Psi Chi Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award. He is a Fellow of APA Divisions 1 (General), 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), 3 (Experimental), and 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology). Patrick F. Drinan , Professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego, completed his Ph.D. in 1972 at the University of Virginia, and it was there that he first developed his interest in academic integrity. Drinan served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego from 1989-2007 and has been active in the Center for Academic Integrity since the mid-1990s. He has authored and co-authored many articles on academic integrity this last decade and has served as a consultant on academic integrity at the university level. He is the 2006 recipient of the Donald McCabe Award for Liftime Achievement in the firld of academic integrity. Tricia Bertram Gallant serves as the Academic Integrity Coordinator at the University of California, San Diego. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing the university's Policy on Integrity of Scholarship and its corresponding processes, educating the campus community on academic integrity, assisting faculty in implementing short-term cheating deterrents, and working with key campus constituencies on long-term deterrents and initiatives to create a culture of academic integrity on campus. Bertram Gallant has also been active with the Center for Academic Integrity since 2002, having served as a member of its Board of Directors and as the chair of its Advisory Council. She has authored and co-authored (with Patrick Drinan) many articles on academic integrity, which have been published in The Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, NASPA, and the Canadian Journal of Higher Education, and is the sole author of Academic Integrity in the Twenty-First Century: A Teaching and Learning Imperative, published by Jossey-Bass in 2008.

Table of Contents

About the Authors. Preface. 1 Cheating in Our Schools, Colleges, and Universities: A Critical Problem for the Twenty-First Century. 2 The Nature and Prevalence of Student Cheating. 3 Reasons for Academic Dishonesty: Situation, Disposition, and Changing Times. 4 From Cheat Sheet to Text Messaging: The Evolution of Techniques. 5 Short-Term Deterrents: Strategies for Class, Labs, and Online Testing. 6 Long-Term Deterrents: Development of Individual and Institutional Integrity. 7 The Call for Action and Wisdom: Conversations That Make a Difference. 8 Refining Our Tactics and Strategies. 9 An Optimistic (and Provocative) Conclusion: Finding the Good in Student Cheating. Notes. Author index. Subject index.

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Cheating in School: What We Know and What We Can Do by Stephen F. Davis
Stephen F. Davis
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