Corruption in higher education affects the developed and the developing world equally, even if the motivation and the actors are different.The author focusses her attention exclusively on academic misconduct, given its ubiquity in higher education institutions.She provides a context by outlining
Academic misconduct by students in higher education is a fact and is a challenge to the integrity of higher education and its reputation. Furthermore such misconduct is counterproductive to the ethics component of higher education.
In this ethnographic study, I will show that students at Czech university departments employ copying strategies as part of the dominant educational practices centred on the "replication" of authoritative knowledge.
The study sought to establish Zimbabwean university lecturers' and students' views on academic dishonesty with a focus on the forms of academic dishonesty practised by undergraduate students; reasons for the dishonesty; and ways of minimising the dishonesty.