Evolution Of Plagiarism And Ethics
Whenever the word “plagiarism” is brought up, the initial reaction is that someone ‘cheated on someone else’s written word. It is considered cheating or misrepresenting yourself by utilizing the written word work of someone else without giving them written credit for the work (Bouchard, 2015). In this paper, I will be discussing the evolution of education and plagiarism, ethics, evaluating an ethical dilemma, and how I or someone else could decide to handle such a situation.
Evolution of Education and Plagiarism
When having to discuss the ethical principles involved in the act of plagiarism, one must consider the beliefs and values of the person involved. It is easy for me to determine …show more content…
Being from the baby boomer age, education was straight reading, writing and arithmetic, along with science and social studies. The only stress placed on us was passing the city wide exams and the state regents. As innovation and technology expanded, so did the type of high schools available to children. They became specialized in science, journalism and politics. It became harder for the average child to get into school. Then the change to elementary school came into play with core education and passing tests in the fourth and seventh grades. Children became more stressed to pass these exams. In high school, students are pushed to become adults, to decide what they want to be before they got to college. This type of stress pushed students to be an A student or make themselves reach the goal or feel like they were …show more content…
Once an evaluation of all of the student’s previous written assignments have been done, and no other plagiarism is found, then you can formulize a meeting. If there are areas of plagiarism found within the document, then education of the student must also be part of the meeting.
You must have a meeting with the student, preferably face to face or video conferencing. I believe a face to face meeting can assist you with clues on how sorry, confused or truthful the student may be. The situation at hand must be discussed and a definition of plagiarism and cheating needs to be evaluated. In most circumstances, students do not believe that plagiarism is cheating. Many times they think that writing someone else’s words are a referencing mistake or an idea that they can write