CERC Studies in Comparative Education

Researching Private Supplementary Tutoring

Methodological Lessons from Diverse Cultures

Editors: Bray, Mark, Kwo, Ora, Jokić, Boris (Eds.)

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  • First collection of chapters on the theme of private supplementary tutoring
  • Focuses on methodology, academic subjects, and primary and secondary education
  • Presents lessons from diverse educational, national, and research cultures
  • Addresses a growing and significant phenomenon, in a wide range of countries
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Private supplementary tutoring, widely known as shadow education because of the way that it mimics mainstream schooling, has greatly expanded worldwide. It consumes considerable family resources, provides employment for tutors, occupies the time of students, and has a backwash on regular schools. Although such tutoring has become a major industry and a daily activity for students, tutors and families, the research literature has been slow to catch up with the phenomenon. The topic is in some respects difficult to research, precisely because it is shadowy. Contours are indistinct, and the actors may hesitate to share their experiences and perspectives. Presenting methodological lessons from diverse cultures, the book contains chapters from both high-income and low-income settings in Asia, Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. Separately and together, the chapters present valuable insights into the design and conduct of research. The book will assist both consumers and producers of research. Consumers will become better judges of the strengths, weaknesses and orientations of literature on the theme; and producers will gain insights for design of instruments, collection of data, and interpretation of findings.

The editors: Mark Bray is UNESCO Chair Professor in Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong. Ora Kwo is an Associate Professor in the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. Boris Jokić is a Scientific Associate in the Centre for Educational Research and Development at the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Croatia.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Shadow Education Research through TIMSS and PIRLS: Experiences and Lessons in the Republic of Georgia

    Pages 23-48

    Kobakhidze, Magda Nutsa

  • Research on Private Tutoring in Malaysia: Methodological Insights from a Quantitative Study

    Pages 49-58

    Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu

  • Relationships between Shadow Education and Examination Scores: Methodological Lessons from a Chinese Study in Senior Secondary Schools

    Pages 59-74

    Zhang, Yu

  • A Qualitative Comparison of Private Tutoring in Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia and Georgia: Lessons from Design and Implementation

    Pages 77-95

    Jokić, Boris

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Shadow Education Research: Lessons from a Qualitative Study of Learners’ Experiences in Lecture-type Tutoring in Hong Kong

    Pages 97-115

    Yung, Kevin W. H.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Researching Private Supplementary Tutoring
Book Subtitle
Methodological Lessons from Diverse Cultures
Editors
  • Mark Bray
  • Ora Kwo
  • Boris Jokić
Series Title
CERC Studies in Comparative Education
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30042-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30042-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30041-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80712-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 278
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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