I don't agree with your conclusion. In my view, the degree of academic honesty (or code of honor) is much more emphasized in the Western world than in our country. We cannot even be compared to Japan and Korea in this aspect. Cheating, pleasure-loving, not-so-serious taking attitudes have long been in the mindset of average Thai people. I dont need to extrapolate any hard evidence on that.
It is a fallacy to conclude that american and thai students are equally bad, it happens everywhere notion, by just using some invididual personal evidence and not viewing at the whole picture.
The fact is that Thai students generally, typically, have lower academic integrity than their farang peers. By saying this, please dont get me wrong that I think faranghas ethical superiority than Thai ( see Enron, WorldCom ). But the differences in socioeconomic, cultural, environmental factors do matter in shaping what is thaiand farang way of thought,lifestyles and academic value.
love to see further discussion on this.
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