THE CONCEPT OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY PERCEIVED THROUGH THE EYES OF STUDENTS AT ONE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IN KAZAKHSTAN

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Aiza Bazylkanova
Inkar Dalelkanova

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The paper considers the problems with academic dishonesty at one higher educational institution that is located in East Kazakhstan. Despite the fact the Government has been fought for academic integrity since 2011 and a lot of measures have been taken to establish Academic Honesty, Kazakhstan's educational system is still experiencing plagiarism. The questions that the paper wants to answer are as follows: With what kind of academic dishonesty actions are students familiar with? What is the motive of plagiarism among students? Why is plagiarism still relevant in the current academic context? How should higher education institutions address the issue of academic dishonesty? The method employed in this paper is qualitative research. 10 students( 1 -first-year student, 6 – third-year students, 3 – fourth-year students) from different departments were interviewed.This research reveals some crucial outcomes referring to the knowledge of students, reasons of plagiarism and recommendations of participants to address the current situation in higher educational institutions. According to the findings, despite the fact that there are several types of actions against Academic integrity, the vast majority of students are aware of only plagiarism as the main academic dishonesty action. One of the significant motives of students’ plagiarism is the negligence of educators in terms of verification for reference in students’ papers. Another predominant figure from these findings is that the lack of knowledge in citation plays a significant role as the main reason of academic dishonesty among students. This issue is still relevant in current academic context due to the several factors, such as students’ biased opinion related to the program anti – plagiat, the equal level of plagiarism from students and teachers. To sum up, this research paper concerns the significant problem of Kazakhstani universities, its relevance and its potential solutions.

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Bazylkanova, A., & Dalelkanova, I. (2022). THE CONCEPT OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY PERCEIVED THROUGH THE EYES OF STUDENTS AT ONE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IN KAZAKHSTAN. Scientific Collection «InterConf+», (20(105), 101–121. https://doi.org/10.51582/interconf.19-20.04.2022.009

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