Researching private supplementary tutoring: methodological lessons from diverse cultures

Bray, Mark and Kwo, Ora and Jokić, Boris, eds. (2015) Researching private supplementary tutoring: methodological lessons from diverse cultures. CERC Studies in Comparative Education (32). The University of Hong Kong, Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC), Hong Kong. ISBN 978-988-14241-3-6 (Print), 978-3-319-30042-9 (Online)

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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. Sepa-rately and together, the chapters present valuable insights into the design and conduct of re-search. 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 pro-ducers will gain insights for design of instruments, collection of data, and interpretation of findings.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Language: English. - Chapter authors: Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze, Husaina Banu Kenayathulla, Yu Zhang, Boris Jokić, Kevin W.H. Yung, Maryam Mariya, Abbas Madandar Arani, Mark Bray, Ora Kwo, Sulata Maheshwari, Saran Stewart, Wei Zhang, Junyan Liu. - Second publisher: Springer, Dordrecht.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Karolina
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 09:43
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 09:27

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