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The Kyrgyz Republic and Bribes in the Classroom: Increase Wages and Oversight, Decrease Corruption by Thomas J. Bussen

Corruption in the classrooms of the Kyrgyz Republic is widespread, common, and open.  It takes place in primary schools, up to and through the university levels.[1]  The result is a diminished quality of education for the students of this small, former Soviet nation, and a normalizing of bribery among young people. The behavior at issue … Continue reading

Cheating at schools: integrity pledges experiment in Lithuania by TI Lithuanian Chapter

In Lithuania, we wanted to test easily implemented measures such as integrity pledges to boost the culture of integrity at schools and see how effective these measures are in practice. An integrity pledge is a student’s written promise to behave honestly during an assignment. They promise to perform their work in an honest manner and … Continue reading

Six lessons learned on tackling corruption in Kosovo* by Shqipe Neziri Vela, Manager of the anti-corruption program, UNDP Kosovo

Until lately efforts to fight corruption, both in practice and literature, were merely based on the myths of the top-down approach, a misconception that the citizens cannot make a difference if there is no institutional support. Interventions were focused on convincing institutions to give citizens space to have their voices heard. Instead, we have failed … Continue reading

“You measure what you treasure”: key lessons from Australia’s My School by Dondon Parafina

“You measure what you treasure,” says a co-delegate in the study visit to Australia sponsored by UNESCO and hosted by Australia’s Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). When it comes to public access to data, you should ask for what matters. No just any data, but something that impacts people’s lives. In the education sector, … Continue reading

Educating for Responsible Management: Putting Theory into Practice, edited by Jennifer Leigh and Roz Sunley

To equip and empower our business leaders of the future, we need to educate for critical thinking, ethical behavior and questioning minds. While many academic journals, websites, conferences and teaching resources testify to growing interest in Responsible management education (RME), attention has been focused on the initiative itself rather than how management educators prepare themselves, … Continue reading

Management of Academic Integrity in Higher Education across the European Union

The results of a substantial study of over 200 higher education institutions across 27 European Union countries revealed that, for different reasons, academics often do not raise concerns following formal institutional procedures when they suspect students have been cheating. In addition different views were evident about what was acceptable student conduct regarding higher education assessment. … Continue reading

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