Thursday, October 07, 2010

Wikipedia wripped off by International Baccalaureate (IB)

The BBC reported:

The Times Educational Supplement (TES) reports that guides for three history papers are being investigated by the IB's managing board.

The guides offer model essays and are used by examiners marking papers.

The A-level alternative is mainly taken in private schools, but ministers say other schools could offer it.

One IB examiner told the TES they were "shocked" to discover what was called "serious examples of academic dishonesty" in the guide for one of the papers.

He claimed information from 14 of 24 questions contained sections copied from websites such as Wikipedia.


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