2nd Asia-Pacific Educational Integrity Conference
The construct of educational integrity: model coherence, consistency and values
Dr Michael Steer - Senior Lecturer, Vision Impairment, Renwick College, Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children
Renwick College is a centre for postgraduate professional studies and research in the field of education for children with sensory disabilities. It is administered by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children at North Rocks in Sydney, and is affiliated with The University of Newcastle. This presentation will provide a structured analysis of the meaning and use of the term ‘integrity’ as the term applies to the College as a discrete educational setting. Its author proposes that a clearer understanding of the term ‘integrity’ used in this particular context relates to (a) the coherent relationship of certain identifiable clusters of constituents within the educational program offered at the College, (b) the consistency of those offerings and (c) an interface of those factors with several identifiable values, principles and rules associated with the offerings and the setting.
Keywords: Educational integrity; coherence; consistency; values.