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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Cheating in Academic Contexts
Cheating in academic contexts

Attention to academic dishonesty (aka cheating) by the popular press has burgeoned recently as seen in John Stockwell's movie Cheaters, Prime Time Live's (Velmans & Koppel, 2004) special on cheating and numerous newspaper articles depicting tales of teachers trying unsuccessfully to curb cheating in their classrooms or losing their own jobs for altering students' responses on standardized tests. This growing focus on cheating appears to parallel increases in academic dishonesty at all levels of education (Cizek, 1999). Moreover, students, teachers, and other school personnel have voiced concerns about cheating including the unfair advantage it provides to those who are dishonest and the ways in which it distorts the accuracy of available information about what students have actually learned. ...

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