Academic Dishonesty Is Defined By Wikipedia

1199 Words Aug 1st, 2014 5 Pages
Academic Dishonesty
Rhett Anderson
EDUC-6380-70Y
July 15th, 2014
Abstract
Academic Dishonesty is defined by Wikipedia as, "Any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise." It is becoming a large epidemic that is hurting both students and teachers. With the high pressure that our society puts on success is making students justify cheating in order to get ahead. There any many forms of cheating that occur in a school setting. In this paper we are going to focus on the history of academic dishonesty and the resouces that promote this type of behavior. We will also look at the different types of academic dishonesty and what we can do as educators to reduce the practices of cheating in our schools.

Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty has taken place in almost every type of educational setting and has always been a part of education history. According to a website called Nocheating.org statistics show that cheating has grown during the past 50 years. It has been done more and more and is becoming easier with the use of technology. Academic dishonesty can start in elementary school and can become part of an individual 's everyday life. Students can learn academic dishonesty at a very young age. So what influences are that that can promote academic dishonesty? We found that parents are one of the biggest influences when it comes to academic dishonesty. Parents can help their child engage in academic dishonesty without even knowing it…
Open Document