The book cover for Academic Integrity in Canada. The accompanying text reads "Book of the Month: Academic Integrity in Canada"

Book of the Month: Academic Integrity in Canada

Academic Integrity in Canada: An Enduring and Essential Challenge (2022)
By Sarah Elaine Eaton (Author) and Julia Christensen Hughes (Editor). Published by Springer. 

Academic Integrity in Canada: An Enduring and Essential Challenge is a must-read open access book for anyone concerned with the state of education in Canada and beyond. A compelling exploration of the critical issue of academic integrity within the Canadian educational landscape, this book touches on Indigenous perspectives and proposes a more inclusive definition of the term academic integrity.

Throughout the book, Sarah Elaine Eaton emphasizes the importance of proactive measures to address academic misconduct. She discusses the significance of promoting a culture of integrity, fostering open dialogue, and implementing effective policies and procedures. She also explores how cultural diversity and varying educational backgrounds can influence students’ perceptions of cheating, providing valuable insights into the challenges faced by educators in promoting ethical behavior. Practical strategies are offered for educators, administrators, and policymakers to combat cheating and promote academic honesty effectively. 

Eaton’s comprehensive research, engaging writing style, and recommendations make this book an invaluable resource for educators, students, and policymakers alike. It not only highlights the enduring challenge of academic integrity but also offers a roadmap for creating a more ethical and honest educational environment. 

You can find this book at the Langara library. Want to learn more? Join us on September 22nd for Nurturing Integrity: Unpacking the Educator’s Role, where Sarah Elaine Eaton will join us to discuss the roles equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and decolonization play in academic integrity.