With the recent and increasing attention to accountability and standards, teacher preparation programs are more than ever in need of tools that vicariously acquaint future teachers with the difficult situations they will face. Cases for Teacher Development: Preparing for the Classroom is the perfect catalyst for this sort of teacher development. The cases encourage students to immerse themselves in classroom situations before they begin their practice, helping them link theory and experience. All of the cases present relevant situations that replicate the complicated, multitasked, and interrelated realms of the teacher.
Chapter 10: Implications of Student Cheating for the Teaching Community
Implications of Student Cheating for the Teaching Community
In this case, when a teacher is alerted to evidence of cheating in class, she or he finds that solutions can be complicated. The case commentators Jean McNiff, Aria Razfar, Michael Manley-Casimir, and James McCracken focus on issues of equity, ethics, school policies, and collegial relationships.
As you read this chapter, reflect on the following questions and issues:
- Consider the teacher's knowledge, experience, and values in this case.
- How does the teacher attempt to balance both teacher and student needs at the outset of the story? [Page 180]
- Do you think that this teacher has established clear, challenging, but achievable expectations?
- Consider the culture of the school and the community. Does either one play a ...