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ERIC Number: EJ877898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Private Tutoring through the Internet: Globalization and "Offshoring"
Ventura, Alexandre; Jang, Sunhwa
Asia Pacific Education Review, v11 n1 p59-68 Mar 2010
The private tutoring industry has come forward as the third great sector of education. The common sense representation about private tutoring is changing. The growing search for supplementary educational support services and the technological innovation have created a new paradigm. This paper focuses on one of the most interesting faces of this new phenomenon: the rise of private tutoring through the internet. The very promising market is considered by some analysts as a true explosion on the offer and demand levels. Many families are feeling increasingly unable to provide their children the "extra help" they need to meet the requirements of further steps in the education system. So, for several reasons, they are outsourcing and even offshoring this so important and competitive task. The field is full of learning and market opportunities. This is the new globalized world of the less shadow and progressively growing private tutoring in the XXI century. (Contains 18 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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