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  • Codes of professional ethics and conduct in teaching

    Codes of ethics and conduct are a feature of many professions including psychologists, medical doctors, engineers, and nurses. As public servants and members of society, teachers have a commitment to upholding the lawful rules of society but in...

    Forster, Daniella J.

    Singapore, Springer, 2019

  • Promoting integrity in the Kuwait education system through the development of teacher codes of conduct

    News

    In February this year, Muriel Poisson, IIEP programme Specialist in charge of the Institute’s project on ‘Ethics and Corruption in Education, travelled to Kuwait City to facilitate a capacity-building workshop entitled “Promoting integrity in the education system: Focus on teacher codes of conduct”.

  • Newspaper

    Academic writers’ set to lose lucrative global market

    Kenya

    Gilbert Nakweya - University World News

    The recent steps taken by the UK government to end the use of essay mills by its students is a blow to thousands of Kenyan students and university graduates who rely on academic contract writing as their main source of income. An integrity expert tells in his blog that the participants think of their jobs as providing a service of value, not as helping people to cheat. They see themselves as working as academic writers but this practice is considered unethical and there are concerns it will have damaging effects on the quality of higher education.

  • Newspaper

    What can universities do to stop students cheating?

    Elena Denisova - University World News

    Cheating among students has reached unprecedented levels worldwide from academic misconduct among Britain's Russell Group universities from 2014 to 2017; ongoing cheating among student-athletes to enter or to stay at universities in the United States; unauthorized exam assignment sharing in Switzerland; contract cheating in Australia to plagiarism in many Eastern European countries. If universities just declare their integrity but do not practice it, they might not be able to expect it from students.

  • Newspaper

    Jamb records 390 blind candidates, arrest 100 exam cheats nationwide

    Niger

    Christiana T. Alabi - Daily Trust

    In order to strengthen the integrity of the examination results, the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board arrested no fewer than 100 candidates nationwide for various examination malpractices. Among the people arrested was a candidate who registered 64 times to ‘ghost write’ exam for 64 candidates since the exam runs for seven days with an average of three shifts per day per centre.

  • Newspaper

    Predatory journals in the firing line

    South Africa

    Edwin Naidu - University World News

    The Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science, and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University conducted a study on the quality of South Africa’s research publications, which includes predatory publishing. 4,246 South African papers published in 48 journals were found to be predatory. Several studies suggest that some academics are falling into predatory publication traps due to the pressure to publish, get more grants and boost their academic reputation.

  • Newspaper

    Plagiarism – what can curb the scourge?

    Niger

    Tunde Fatunde - University World News

    According to a professor from the National Universities Commission, 60% of essays by final-year undergraduates contained plagiarism, at masters’ level it was between 15-20% and at PhD level about 8% contained plagiarism. The vice-chancellor of Delta State University announced that in an attempt to instill academic discipline and honesty, the institution had sanctioned more than 15 lecturers for various forms of publication-related plagiarism. According to a source at the university, such sanctions involved demotions and no promotions for periods between three and five years.

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