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Researching Private Supplementary Tutoring - Methodological Lessons from Diverse Cultures, Paperback / softback Book

Researching Private Supplementary Tutoring - Methodological Lessons from Diverse Cultures Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
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  • Category: Teaching skills & techniques
  • ISBN: 9789881424136



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