<i>Cheating in School</i> 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. <ul> <li>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 <li>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?” <li>Describes short and long term deterrents that educators can use to foster academic integrity and make honesty more profitable than cheating <li>Outlines tactics and strategies for educators, administrators, school boards, and parents to advance a new movement of academic integrity instead of dishonesty </ul>
"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." (Suite101.com, 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
About the Authors.
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
4 From Cheat Sheet to Text Messaging: The Evolution of
5 Short-Term Deterrents: Strategies for Class, Labs, and Online
6 Long-Term Deterrents: Development of Individual and
7 The Call for Action and Wisdom: Conversations That Make a
8 Refining Our Tactics and Strategies.
9 An Optimistic (and Provocative) Conclusion: Finding the Good
in Student Cheating.