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Student cheating and plagiarism in the Internet era : a wake-up call
Lathrop, Ann.
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Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, [2000]

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xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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The Internet, high-tech calculators, and other technological advances have made student cheating easier and more common than ever before. This book helps you put a stop to high-tech and more traditional low-tech forms of cheating and plagiarism. Learn to recognize the danger signs for cheating and how to identify material that has been copied. Sample policies for developing academic integrity, reproducible lessons for students and faculty, and lists of helpful online and print resources are just some of the features of this important guide. A must read for concerned educators, administrators, and parents.

Author Notes

ANN LATHROP is Professor Emerita, California State University, Long Beach.

KATHLEEN FOSS is Media Specialist, Los Alamitos Unified School District, California.

Table of Contents

Tom RocklinJulie J. C. H. RyanPaul C. KrouseDr. Kevin RyanLewis CobbsLenora C. Thompson and Portia G. WilliamsBerk MossLouise A. Jackson and Eileen Tway and Alan FragerSusan J. DavisRobert Harris
Summary List of Copy-Me Pagesp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Part I A Wake-Up Call: What's Going On
Chapter 1 Overview of Student Cheating and Plagiarism in the Internet Erap. 1
Part I A Wake-Up Call: What's Going Onp. 1
Part II A Call to Action: What We Can Dop. 3
Part III Taking Action: Making It More Difficult to Cheat and Plagiarizep. 7
Chapter 2 High-Tech Cheatingp. 10
Cheating with New Technologiesp. 11
Chapter 3 Electronic Plagiarismp. 17
What's Available on the Internet?p. 18
Plagiarizing 1-2-3p. 19
Plagiarizing from Electronic Encyclopediasp. 20
Downloadable Term Papers: What's a Prof to Do?p. 25
Chapter 4 Why We Are Alarmedp. 29
Things Are Bad and Getting Worsep. 30
Are Elementary School Students Cheating?p. 31
Student and Teacher Attitudes toward Cheatingp. 32
What the Students Sayp. 33
Data and Conclusions from Four Surveysp. 35
Part II A Call to Action: What We Can Do
Chapter 5 High-Tech Defenses against Cheating and Plagiarismp. 47
Information as a First Line of Defensep. 48
High-Tech Defenses against Cheating Technologiesp. 48
Blocking, Filtering, and Rating Systemsp. 50
Can Legislation Deter Plagiarism?p. 51
Using Technology to Identify Plagiarismp. 52
Web Sites with Resources for Countering Plagiarismp. 53
Searching the Internet for the Originals of Plagiarized Papersp. 54
Student Plagiarism in an Online Worldp. 56
Chapter 6 Parents: Vigilant, Informed, Involvedp. 60
Be Vigilant about Cheating and Plagiarismp. 61
Be Informed about Technology in Your Schoolsp. 64
Be Involved in School Activities and Assignmentsp. 64
Be a Model of Ethical Behaviorp. 65
Be Ethical in Dealing with Student Cheating or Plagiarismp. 66
Can "Too Much" Help Be Harmful?p. 68
Honoring Tomorrow's Leaders Todayp. 71
Chapter 7 Integrity, Ethics, and Character Educationp. 72
1997 Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Educationp. 73
Character Education at Teacher-Training Institutionsp. 74
The Power of Story--Literature that Models Ethics and Integrityp. 75
Institutes and Centers that Support Ethics, Integrity, and Character Educationp. 76
Resources to Support Integrity, Ethics, and Character Educationp. 83
Student Discussions of Integrity and Ethical Behaviorp. 84
The Six E's of Character Education: Practical Ways to Bring Moral Instruction to Life for Your Studentsp. 89
Chapter 8 Academic Integrity Policiesp. 92
Initiating an Action Planp. 93
Gathering Local Statistical Datap. 96
Honor Code or Integrity Policy?p. 96
School Board, Administrative, and Faculty Leadershipp. 97
Student Leadershipp. 98
Acceptable Use Policiesp. 99
Fair Enforcement and an Ethical School Culturep. 100
Publicizing the Academic Integrity Policyp. 101
Working with New Studentsp. 104
Academic Integrity Policies and Honor Codes Onlinep. 104
One High School's Academic Honesty Codep. 108
Honor Codes: Teaching Integrity and Interdependencep. 112
Chapter 9 Defining Cheating and Plagiarism for Studentsp. 115
Learning to Recognize Cheating and Plagiarismp. 116
Permissible Collaborationp. 118
Ethical Use of Writing Centers and Private Tutorsp. 119
Copyright Issuesp. 121
Explaining Collaboration and Plagiarism to Students from Other Culturesp. 122
But I Changed Three Words! Plagiarism in the ESL Classroomp. 127
Chapter 10 Dealing with Student Dishonestyp. 129
Why Shouldn't I Cheat?p. 130
Dealing with Suspected Cheating or Plagiarismp. 131
Suggestions for Informing Parentsp. 133
Fair and Effective Penaltiesp. 134
Concern for Privacy Rightsp. 135
Requiring that an Assignment or Test Be Completed Fairlyp. 136
Notes on Cheating for the Busy Classroom Teacherp. 138
Part III Taking Action: Making It More Difficult to Cheat and Plagiarize
Chapter 11 Reducing Cheating on Tests and Assignmentsp. 140
"Smart-People" Testsp. 141
Grading for Mastery vs. Grading on a Curvep. 141
Teachers Who Care about Cheatingp. 142
Reducing Cheating on Testsp. 143
Discouraging Cheating on Class Assignments, Homework, Lab Reports, Etc.p. 151
Chapter 12 The Librarian-Teacher Teamp. 152
The Librarian as Team Teacherp. 153
Real-Life Importance of Researchp. 153
Librarians Are Sources of Information about the Internetp. 154
Teachers and Librarians Collaborate on Research Assignmentsp. 155
Librarians Make Research Materials Easily Accessiblep. 157
Cyber-Plagiarism Faculty Workshopp. 158
Chapter 13 Identifying and Reducing Plagiarismp. 161
"High-Tech" and "Low-Tech" Plagiarismp. 162
Unintentional Plagiarismp. 162
Indicators of Possible Plagiarismp. 163
Dear Teacher, Johnny Copiedp. 170
Chapter 14 Structuring Writing Assignments to Reduce Plagiarismp. 174
Evaluating Both the Research Process and the Productp. 175
Student Writing Handbookp. 176
Structuring an Effective Assignment for a Report or Research Paperp. 178
Teaching Practices that Encourage or Eliminate Student Plagiarismp. 182
Chapter 15 Tools for Writing without Plagiarizingp. 188
Lessonsp. 189
Antiplagiarism Strategies for Research Papersp. 193
Chapter 16 Alternatives to Traditional Writing Assignmentsp. 197
Lessonsp. 198
Chapter 17 Online Sites for Reports and Research Papersp. 213
References Citedp. 227
Further Readingsp. 237
Summary List of Web Addressesp. 239
Indexp. 247