Understanding Faculty Perceptions and Approaches to Academic Integrity in a Canadian School of Education

Schools of education are in a unique position to foster a culture of academic integrity among pre-service teachers who will go on to careers as K-12 educators. This presentation presents the results of a year-long mixed methods study to understand the perceptions and approaches to academic integrity taken by academic staff in a Canadian school of education. Participants (N = 38) included tenured, tenure-track and contract faculty at a variety of ranks and positions. Findings revealed that faculty had different perceptions on how cases of academic misconduct should be addressed, but had little awareness of how to prepare pre-service teachers as future mentors when it comes to cultivating academic integrity among their own future K-12 students.
academic integrity, plagiarism, Canada, education, teacher education, qualitative research