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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(11), 1060-1064
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-11-9
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Academic Dishonesty/ Corruption in the Period of Technology: Its implication for Quality of Education

Mebratu Mulatu Bachore1,

1Department of Languages and Communication Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Pub. Date: November 12, 2014

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Mebratu Mulatu Bachore. Academic Dishonesty/ Corruption in the Period of Technology: Its implication for Quality of Education. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(11):1060-1064. doi: 10.12691/education-2-11-9


Cheating has reached alarming proportions in all segments, creating widespread cynicism and an erosion of trust. The root of the problem can be found in our schools, where academic dishonesty is rampant. We, academic communities, are in deep trouble if young people, students, maintain these habits as the next generation. The advancement of technologies, such as cell phones, iPods, internets, has broadened the ways by which people can achieve the goal of cheating. Traditional methods of detection may no longer be wholly successful in fully preventing cheating in examinations. New strategies need to be considered and employed to better manage the advancement of technology use for illegitimate purposes. Therefore, this review article will thoroughly discuss the nature of academic dishonesties (traditional and the ‘modern’ ones), their causes, their diverse natures, the shift from traditional to modern era and measures to be applied to shape the values and attitudes of young people engage in thoughtful, systematic and comprehensive efforts to promote integrity and prevent cheating, especially compatible with the advancement of technology.

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