From Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia, from Latin America to the United States, all over the world incidences of corruption in educational settings are arising, oftentimes going unnoticed or ignored by the systems in which they occur. Stephen Heyneman, professor at Vanderbilt University, has made it his mission not only to discover where it is happening -- whether the issue is plagiarism, falsifying research, or teachers taking bribes -- but also why, and help to devise measures by which future cases can be prevented.
In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Heyneman reflects on his work and on the role of corruption in educational settings around the world.
About the Harvard EdCast
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.