Editor’s note: Denise Pope, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education. She is co-founder ofChallenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. Her book,”Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students” (Yale University Press, 2001) was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001.
Students and faculty at Harvard note that the campus is “in shock” over the recent accusation that 125 students cheated on a final exam last spring. Parents at Stuyvesant High School are stunned to learn that 66 students were accused of using cell phones to cheat during an exam. But those of us who research student behaviors aren’t surprised by the latest cheating scandals. We hear stories like these all the time.
In fact, 97% of the high school students in our Challenge Success survey admitted to cheating at least once during the past year, and 75% admitted to cheating four or more times.
somewhere (perhaps it was a webinar..?) Denise said that most kids don’t call it cheating.. but rather.. survival. they have too much to do, know they need (feel pressured) to do it, so sharing info (what we keep calling cheating) is a short cut.. to getting it done.
She is a co-founder of:
jan 2015 – Cevin Soling on why students should be allowed to cheat: