Understanding Student Teaching and What Educators Can Do About It

TitleUnderstanding Student Teaching and What Educators Can Do About It
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHutton, PA
JournalCollege Teaching
Volume54
Issue1
Pagination171-176
Date PublishedWinter2006
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number87567555
Accession Number19754736
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , analysis , CHEATING , education , EDUCATORS , plagiarism , SOCIAL , student , STUDENTS
AbstractThis article reviews the empirical evidence on college student cheating and places it in a context that combines economic theories of benefit/cost analysis and unobservable behavior with social network analysis of how widespread rule breaking can develop in an organization. The implications are that students cheat because the benefit/cost trade-off favors cheating; that the problem of unobservable behavior can be substantially mitigated by promoting academic integrity as the social norm; and that many factors that have contributed to the development of more and stronger relationships between college students have helped to promote cheating.
NotesHutton, Patricia A. 1; Affiliation: 1: Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, Richard J. Wehle School of Business, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York; Source Info: Winter2006, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p171; Subject Term: CHEATING (Education); Subject Term: STUDENTS -- Conduct of life; Subject Term: STUDENT ethics; Subject Term: EDUCATORS; Subject Term: SOCIAL norms; Subject Term: SOCIAL networks; Author-Supplied Keyword: analysis; Author-Supplied Keyword: cheating; Author-Supplied Keyword: educators; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624190 Other Individual and Family Services; Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.3200/CTCH.54.1.171-176
Short TitleUNDERSTANDING STUDENT CHEATING AND WHAT EDUCATORS CAN DO ABOUT IT
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