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ERIC Number: EJ1070953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Shedding Light on Shadow Education
Kobakhidze, Magda Nutsa
Comparative Education Review, v59 n3 p577-582 Aug 2015
This essay review examines four different movies that directly or indirectly refer to the theme of private tutoring or, as it is widely called, shadow education. The movies, directed in locations as diverse as India, Turkey, and Cambodia, are all made from a critical perspective. The directors demonstrate challenges in public education systems and reveal how the privatization of education affects the lives of students, parents, and teachers. The movies differ in genre: "Aarakshan" is a fiction drama, while the remaining three are documentaries. The documentaries vary in cinematographic techniques, composition, and quality: "3 Saat" was made by a professional filmmaker, while "Why Private Tutoring?" was produced by a student.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cambodia; India; Turkey
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