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postgraduate thesis: Shadow education: a comparative study of two tutorial schools in Hong Kong

TitleShadow education: a comparative study of two tutorial schools in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Lee, C. [李宗華]. (2010). Shadow education : a comparative study of two tutorial schools in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5017677
AbstractThis dissertation investigates the issue of shadow education in Hong Kong. It addresses the phenomenal choice for many secondary school students to attend private tutorial classes in addition to mainstream schooling with a comparative study. Two schools offering supplementary tutoring in Hong Kong – a locally-based private tutorial chain-store and an American-franchised learning centre – are selected for inquiry into students’ educational needs and how the schools respond to the needs through their curriculum. The schools are compared in terms of curriculum content, teaching mode, and assessment. The study reveals a gap between what is taught in mainstream schools and what is assessed in public examinations, leading local secondary school students to turn to tutorial schools for examination skills, the right to choose their own coaches, and extra training opportunities. Both tutorial schools respond to these needs by spicing up the learning environment, providing frequent assessments, and letting students choose their own learning style and pace. The two schools, however, are found to be very different when it comes to class sizes, business orientations, and approaches to teaching. The two different models of tutorial school are compared.
DegreeMaster of Education
SubjectTutors and tutoring - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramEducation

 

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dc.contributor.authorLee, Chung-wah.-
dc.contributor.author李宗華.-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationLee, C. [李宗華]. (2010). Shadow education : a comparative study of two tutorial schools in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5017677-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates the issue of shadow education in Hong Kong. It addresses the phenomenal choice for many secondary school students to attend private tutorial classes in addition to mainstream schooling with a comparative study. Two schools offering supplementary tutoring in Hong Kong – a locally-based private tutorial chain-store and an American-franchised learning centre – are selected for inquiry into students’ educational needs and how the schools respond to the needs through their curriculum. The schools are compared in terms of curriculum content, teaching mode, and assessment. The study reveals a gap between what is taught in mainstream schools and what is assessed in public examinations, leading local secondary school students to turn to tutorial schools for examination skills, the right to choose their own coaches, and extra training opportunities. Both tutorial schools respond to these needs by spicing up the learning environment, providing frequent assessments, and letting students choose their own learning style and pace. The two schools, however, are found to be very different when it comes to class sizes, business orientations, and approaches to teaching. The two different models of tutorial school are compared.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B50176778-
dc.subject.lcshTutors and tutoring - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleShadow education: a comparative study of two tutorial schools in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5017677-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Education-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5017677-
dc.date.hkucongregation2010-

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