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ERIC Number: EJ990223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1478-8497
Disaffection and Cramming--The Story from Taiwan
Wu, Li-juing
International Journal on School Disaffection, v2 n1 p15-20 2004
The crammer school is a very widespread yet controversial phenomenon in Taiwan, carrying with it negative connotations. Based on a qualitative enquiry, this paper explores the views of teachers, parents and students on issues around cramming and disaffection. The conclusions drawn are only exploratory and indicate two contradictory possibilities: that cramming may actually bridge gaps in pupil learning, thus decreasing disaffection and that these schools create disaffection when pupils become bored with overlearning. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan