Monday, October 18, 2010

Reading about academic fraud

The Toronto Star is now including a section of New York Times article in their Sunday edition. That's where I ran into "Rampant Fraud Threat to China’s Brisk Ascent" by Andrew Jacobs. I don't have much to add except that I'll be using this as a reading in my level 7 EAP classes where I've had to deal with a lot of plagiarism this session. I don't know exactly what effect it will have, but it can't hurt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read that article, really interesting. I teach EFL and the ETS tests in Vietnam, and they're never prepared for western-style administered tests. Not cheating is considered being rude to your less fortunate classmates here, and even the teachers support this view. Absolutely opposite of the West. The concept that this is detrimental or not a time-saver is an exotic idea.