Individual pupil characteristics and the decisions concerning private tutoring use

Kirss, Laura and Jokić, Boris (2013) Individual pupil characteristics and the decisions concerning private tutoring use. In: Emerging from the shadow: a comparative qualitative exploration of private tutoring in Eurasia. NEPC Comparative Studies in Education (2). Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC), Zagreb, pp. 163-207. ISBN 978-953-57241-1-7

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This chapter explores educational stakeholders' perspectives on relationship between various pupils characteristics and the decision concerning the use of PT services. The discussion of this issue is divided into three sections. First, the perspectives of educational stakeholders concerning the relationship between pupils’ motivation for learning in school and aspirations for educational success and the decision concerning PT use are presented. Secondly, the perspectives of educational stakeholders regarding the relationship between individual personality traits and the decision to use PT services are examined. This section will also explore perspectives on the impact of other concepts, such as self-esteem and academic self-confidence, and how, for some pupils, the use of PT services represents an efficient method to address both individual learning needs and to positively influence personal development of self-esteem and self-confidence. Finally, the third section focuses on the relationship between the heterogeneity of individual learning styles and cognitive abilities and the decision whether or not to use PT services. In the second section of this chapter, the perspectives of educational stakeholders on the ability of formal systems of education to accommodate the diversity of pupils’ individual characteristics and needs are presented and discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Private tutoring, pupils' motivation for learning in school, educational aspirations, personality, academic self-concept, learning styles, support systems
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Karolina Vranješ
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 11:03

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