Plagiarism: an original explanation?

Hammer, Sara and Norton, Paul and Star, Cassandra (2004) Plagiarism: an original explanation? Directions in Education, 13 (14). pp. 3-4. ISSN 1038-1368


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Tertiary educators generally agree that student plagiarism is on the increase. Where disagreement occurs is over the cause. Recent commentaries, citing causes such as declining levels of honesty and intellectual integrity amongst students, the influence of post-modern relativism, and the Internet, miss the point. We argue that we must look more deeply at shifting societal and student attitudes to education, as well as changes in the culture of universities.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited with blanket permssion of the publisher. Published in The Australian Council for Educational Leaders Incorporated's 'Directions in Education' Volume 13 Issue 14, 20 August 2004.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2007 06:44
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education, plagiarism
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified

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