P a g e | 1 WRD 104 6/5/2019 Prof. Denise Gray Cheating Culture Growing in Education Executive Summary: It is a quandary that commences in elementary schools and goes on through, anterior research shows that academic cheating is an earnest quandary in all edifying levels in the society. I is defined as an illicit change of grades, the utilization of material during test without sanction or representing someone else work as once own. The print media and electronic media reported that there are so many factors are working behind cheating business. Introduction: The youth of any country is always considered its greatest strength and stronger pillar for the state, because education is a basic instrument it polishes the human personalities and increases the faculties of human mind. Education helps us to understand the meaning of life and the wisdom of books. It is the only tool that produces the sense of the community and public sprit. Examinations are considered by students, parents and schools as important milestones in achieving their respective goals and as the sole determinants in seeking jobs or admissions in higher institutions of learning. The focus, therefore, mainly remains on achieving higher grades or marks. Students remain under tremendous pressure from their parents and schools to do well in examinations. Peer pressure is also felt for fear of being ridiculed in case of failure or low grades. Suicides in some cases have also been reported in various countries due to mostly to 1
P a g e | 2 failure. These, therefore could be some of the reasons why many students resort to cheating to get through the examinations. The society in general and parents in particular seem to be the ones who contribute towards the erosion of values of honesty, integrity and sincerity, proudly valued in our society of the yesteryears. Role of Education Department: Education is a fundamental human right and a major driver of human and economic development. It strengthens personal integrity and shapes the society in which we live. There is major role of education department in term of the following sectors. To draw up strategies for educational reforms, development and to draft relevant rules / regulations and supervise their implementation. To administrator the teacher work to formulate and supervise the implementation of the standards for qualification for teachers of various types at various levels together in collaboration with relevant departments . Causes of Cheating: Expectation for social environment When value placed on grads instead of learning Lack of motivation Work load at school, part time job, responsibilities at home For career. There is little emphasis on the students’ ability to think, understand and reflect upon their learning. When students are not able to make sense and meaning of what they learn, it is likely 2
P a g e | 3 that they would adopt surface approaches to learning rather than deep ones that require higher order thinking and reflection.
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