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ERIC Number: EJ1086915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Evolving Ecosystems in Education: The Nature and Implications of Private Supplementary Tutoring in Hong Kong
Bray, Mark; Kobakhidze, Magda Nutsa
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v45 n4 p465-481 Dec 2015
An established literature draws on ecological concepts to analyze interrelationships within education structures and processes, and the impact of shifting balances. Private supplementary tutoring--relatively new in ecosystems of education around the world--is creating significant changes in relationships, particularly as they concern teachers' roles. This paper, drawing on data from Hong Kong, where private tutoring has become very visible, presents perspectives on the phenomenon from students and teachers. It shows that these parties sometimes play complementary roles, but that private tutoring may marginalize teachers in some respects. Insights from these perspectives suggest a research agenda for other parts of the world as well as for Hong Kong.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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