Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world.TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption. This site is a clearinghouse for the TI.
Type of Material:
Reference and collection
Research projects (advanced level MBA and above strongly recommended).
In addition to business students, International Relations students stand to benefit substantially from this web page. Advanced undergrads (upper division) and possibly high school students given more guidance might also benefit.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To identify and confront corruption in its various forms. To analyze differences between countries in terms of corruption indices.
Target Student Population:
Undergraduate or graduate courses
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Concurrent with or part of an introductory course in international business.
For using the website's considerable potential as a source of data: one statistics and one methodology course (2 courses total at either the undergraduate or (preferably) graduate level. Business or International Relations major.
This is a very well developed and thoughtful site that has great potential for stimulating critical thinking and critical pedagogy. The site is current, up-to-date and offers a wealth of data and comparative statistics and cases on corrupt activities. It could be used to foster ethical and social justice perspectives.
The site has great potential for continual intellectual and academic input. Perhaps a "point-counterpoint" theme would be a great addition.Perhaps offer links to other sources of "credibility" measures (e.g., Wit Henisz from Wharton has an institutional credibility developed using institutional economics (e.g., North, 1990).
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Any instructor should be able to extract pieces from this site to build into their syllabus or lessons. It really is up to the instructors to familiarize themselves with the site, in order to decide what areas and themes could be used to fit their course topics. It is also a great site for simply making students more aware of corruption activities.
Providing some sample teaching strategies could be a great addition to this site.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is well designed and thorough in its way of laying out the themes and issues. It is easy to navigate.
There is so much on this site, that novices may have a hard time deciding where to begin. The over-arching emphasis on site-transparency has resulted in a crowded, confusing, possibly intimidating home page. Perhaps an introductory or primer on the topic -- or a tour of the site would help people enter the site more easily. For students, it would be nice if there were some "guides for high school students, undergrads, and MBA students that take them on a tour of the site. The site is "deep" and it is not always intuitive where to look to find something.
Other Issues and Comments:
Clean up the home page. Otherwise outstanding.
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