Nov 18, 2011
(via Today I Learned, Post Noon)
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When I visited China we did work at two different universities. Apparently cheating is a major problem there. Teachers have to throw out entire classes because of so many incidents. We helped administer a final for an English class while we were there and 6-7 out of the 35 tried to cheat. It was unbelievable.
I agree with Luke. I taught English at a Middle School in Shanghai and it’s completely bullshit that they have top education. Cheating is so endemic that he Chinese teachers actually supported it to make it look like they had a better school. They would actually make the kids take the full test repeatedly until everyone got over 90. No one had to look at anyone else’s test because they just did it over and over again until everyone had every answer memorized. They’d force kids to miss lunch, recess, and PE if the whole class didn’t get the test memorized in time. It was disgusting and pathetic to watch and I left that education system the second my contract expired!
Wouldn’t that be brilliant for invigilator pacman?
Ok, so can anyone explain how sitting a test outside rather than in a gym would stop someone from cheating? Because I can see it being easier for some ways and harder for others, but mostly it would be exactly the same!
what about the size? ive never seen a school gym big enough for all of them…
This is a very prevalent tactic for communist countries. They lie about MANY things to make their country look successful. They under-report things such as infant mortality rates (i.e., premature births that die are counted as still births instead), crimes (they only categorize crimes by what the criminal was convicted of, usually a lesser plea bargain, and ONLY count crimes of those actually convicted), and their health care system (they exclude the health of those incarcerated & institutionalized, and under report communicable diseases).
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