All of these aspects sound good for the high school level, however, they can be the polar opposites of how students are treated in college. Students not being used to freedom, for example, causes them to not be prepared for the over amount of freedom given during college. This leads kids to put off homework, not go to class, and other bad habits because they are not used to managing their time. These habits can lead to an unsuccessful college carrer, eventually leading to dropping out. A second example at the meso level is students getting caught up in partying on the weekends or even during the week.
Another reason is because they tend to cheat. Lastly, paying students will only help in the short run not the long run. Paying a student is a horrible idea because it takes the motivation of learning from a student, they can cheat, and it only helps in the short run. First of all, schools should not pay students for good grades because they can lose their motivation to learn. Edward Deci says, “Most children are by nature motivated to learn,”.
This leads to student being forced to miss school because of too many suspensions. Also, students avoiding classes they disliked and students being bullied by their peers has an interaction which resulted in students leaving school without permission from the teachers. Socio-Economic Status H0 there is no relationship between truancy and socio-economic status. H1 there is a relationship between truancy and socio-economic status. The Null hypothesis is rejected and accepts the alternative.
Academic Integrity “Cheating in colleges and universities is perhaps the least openly discussed crisis in higher education”(Keith). Academic Integrity is taken very serious in college, therefore, cheating in colleges should be discussed. The definition of academic integrity is, “ holding oneself to the highest ethical standard in all academic pursuits – doing all individual work alone, relying on one’s own knowledge during assessments, engaging truthfully with others, following all university policies and procedures, and encouraging this behavior in fellow students”(Handbook). There are several different types of cheating, these range from performance concerns, unfair professors, to external pressures, etc. (Reasons).
Also, forcing students to stay in school when they don’t want to be there can cause problems for teachers and other students. Additionally, raising the age for exiting pre-graduation may not stop all dropouts. Some children cannot either afford to go to school or must get a job to help out their family because they cannot afford transport or food for school. In the first source, Marissa works at Shelly’s Diner to earn money, but the money that she gets does not help them out very much. She then leaves school after the storm hits.
In particular, this generation known as the Generation Z is very drawn to electronic devices. Students’ specifically are known to bring cell phones to school and use them for non educational purposes, such as using social media, and even cheating. Students are not fully understanding the consequences of academic dishonesty and that it will affect them in a college or career setting. Academic dishonesty has increased throughout the years, many experts say one reason causing this situation is ignorance of the students. In the article, “Creating Awareness of Plagiarism Among Postgraduates in a Postgraduate Course Through a Talk”, Author, Khazriyati Salehuddin states, “Ignorance has been identified as one factor that contributes to students’ excessive plagiarism.” Some students may feel as if they aren 't “smart enough”, so decide to plagiarize in order to feel more intellectual.
The literature agrees that the effect on students intensifies quickly. If academic dishonesty is allowed to exist in its current situation, researchers largely see no motivation for self-inspired improvement. Instead, research largely puts the responsibility on educators to set the bar high again. “The integrity strategy, through the use of honor codes, emphasizes the importance of committing to the principles of academic integrity as essential to the educational mission of the institution…the integrity strategy stresses both disciplinary and developmental methods for responding to academic dishonesty” (Chesney, 2009). Students have been cheating since the beginning of institutional education.
Overstudying will affect middle schoolers by causing them to behave poorly and roughly. Students with a routine of constant studying tend to have fewer hours of sleep. A study done by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) claimed that “Teens who stay up late at night cramming are more likely to have academic problems the following day- doing poorly on the test they have studied for.” Whereas, a professor at Stanford said all this pressure often results in cheating and plagiarism. Another study done by Michelle Cumming said that middle school students “May act out when under stress from things such as academic challenges and peer pressure.” All three studies claimed that the stress caused by overstudying lead to behavioural problems. The following behavioural problems stated included, plagiarism, cheating and ‘acting-out’ as in becoming impulsive and aggressive.
Student Ethics in the Digital Age Research Paper Rough Draft Cheating is known widely around the United States of America, occurring mainly in High School and College students. Cheating can result in severe consequences. Cheating has become an ever present problem in schools today, starting in higher level education, students are finding it easier to cheat and feeling less guilty about it, disregarding the effects it has on them and others around and the consequences the students must face due to their actions. Cheating seems to be a recurring problem for higher level education. In the article written by Tommy Raskin titled, “Why Students Cheat?” he states, “Much of schoolwork is not fun, engaging, or inspiring, and students only put up with it so they can graduate, go to college, and then reap the economic benefits they are promised for getting diplomas” (2).
In the article, Academic Dishonesty: Whose fault is it Anyway? By Margarita V. DiVall and Lauren S. Schlesselman, it says that, “77% and 78% of students agree or strongly agree, respectively, that the school effectively manages academic and professional misconduct”(1). The school is being blamed by the students for the students academic dishonesty even though it is the students who are the one cheating and causing the problems. The faculty members are being blamed for the students misconduct. What happens to the students as a result of their