OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017

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Education in Ukraine is marked by integrity violations from early childhood education and care through postgraduate study.  In the past decade policy makers and civic organisations have made progress in addressing these challenges. However, much remains to be done. OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017 aims to support these efforts.

The review examines systemic integrity violations in Ukraine. These include: preferential access to school and pre-school education through favours and bribes; misappropriation of parental contributions to schools; undue recognition of learning achievement in schools; paid supplementary tutoring by classroom teachers; textbook procurement fraud; and, in higher education, corrupt access, academic dishonesty, and unwarranted recognition of academic work.

The report identifies how policy shortcomings create incentives for misconduct and provide opportunities for educators and students to act on these incentives. It presents recommendations to address these weaknesses and strengthen public trust in a merit-based education system. The audience of this report is policy makers, opinion leaders and educators in Ukraine.


Academic dishonesty - cheating and plagiarism in Ukrainian higher education

This chapter examines academic dishonesty in higher education, an integrity violation in which the learner misrepresents - through cheating, plagiarism or the purchase of work performed by others - the work they have completed or the knowledge and skills they have acquired. Acts of academic dishonesty in Ukraine are facilitated by gaps in law and regulation that permit its continuation, by the absence of widely shared ethical norms concerning academic dishonesty, and by the limited capacity of higher education institutions to assess and detect its presence. The chapter recommends making fraud detection a regular part of assessing a wide and representative range of academic work within academic programmes, and assisting higher education institutions in developing their capacity to detect dishonesty. Additionally, the scope of regulations against academic dishonesty should be broadened to include a wider selection of forms of academic dishonesty, for example cheating, and should underline that compliance is the responsibility of teachers and students alike.


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