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CERC Studies in Comparative Education

Teachers as Tutors: Shadow Education Market Dynamics in Georgia

Authors: Kobakhidze, Magda Nutsa

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  • Explores teachers’ identities, and the issues and dilemmas faced in becoming private tutors
  • Offers a fresh perspective to understand teachers as tutors by penetrating into their conflicting values
  • Based on the dissertation which won the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Gail P. Kelly Outstanding Dissertation Award
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The so-called shadow education system of private supplementary tutoring has become a global phenomenon but has different features in different settings. This book explores the ways in which teacher-tutors’ beliefs, social norms, ideals about professionalism, and community values shape their economic decisions in the informal shadow education marketplace. Through theoretical lenses of economic sociology and anthropology, this study uncovers strong social and moral embeddedness of the shadow education market in social relationships, cultural norms and moralities in post-Soviet Georgia. The book questions some of the basic assumptions that the predominant neoliberal discourse promotes worldwide.

The book is based on Kobakhidze’s PhD dissertation, which won the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Gail P. Kelly Outstanding Dissertation Award.

“[A] theoretically innovative and substantively enlightening account of shadow schooling in Georgia… A landmark achievement.”
Roger Dale, University of Bristol

“… an important and timely topic … addressed with exceptional thoroughness. It constitutes a solid piece of academic work and clearly makes a significant contribution to the field of shadow education.”Heidi Biseth, University College of Southeast Norway, Chair of Gail P. Kelly Award Committee in 2017

“…through robust critical analysis, Kobakhidze invites a humanistic re-visioning of economy and society.“
Ora Kwo, The University of Hong Kong

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“The author’s contribution to educational research is not only to inform policymakers and researchers concerned with teaching practices, but also to inform those concerned with student learning. … This book could become a classic in the field of educational research.” (Larry E. Suter, International Review of Education, Vol. 65, 2019)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teachers as Tutors: Shadow Education Market Dynamics in Georgia
Authors
Series Title
CERC Studies in Comparative Education
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95915-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95915-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95914-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07114-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 258
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