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Article: The effectiveness of private tutoring: students’ perceptions in comparison with mainstream schooling in Hong Kong.

TitleThe effectiveness of private tutoring: students’ perceptions in comparison with mainstream schooling in Hong Kong.
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/education/journal/12564
Citation
Asia Pacific Education Review, 2013, v. 14 n. 4, p. 495-509 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper examines Hong Kong students’ perceptions on the effectiveness of private supplementary tutoring relative to mainstream schooling. Drawing on survey and interview data, it shows that large proportions of secondary school students receive private tutoring. Students generally perceive private tutoring and private tutors to be more effective in the provision of examination support compared with mainstream schooling and teachers. However, perceptions vary according to students’ selfreported academic levels and motives for taking private tutoring. The operations of the parallel sector of private tutoring have significant implications for the nature of schooling and therefore need to be considered by teachers and school administrators. The Hong Kong data contribute to the international analysis of private tutoring and add a significant component to the wider conceptual literature.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/184784
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dc.contributor.authorZhan, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorBray, TMen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorLykins, CRen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwo, OWYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-15T10:08:16Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-15T10:08:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsia Pacific Education Review, 2013, v. 14 n. 4, p. 495-509en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/184784-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines Hong Kong students’ perceptions on the effectiveness of private supplementary tutoring relative to mainstream schooling. Drawing on survey and interview data, it shows that large proportions of secondary school students receive private tutoring. Students generally perceive private tutoring and private tutors to be more effective in the provision of examination support compared with mainstream schooling and teachers. However, perceptions vary according to students’ selfreported academic levels and motives for taking private tutoring. The operations of the parallel sector of private tutoring have significant implications for the nature of schooling and therefore need to be considered by teachers and school administrators. The Hong Kong data contribute to the international analysis of private tutoring and add a significant component to the wider conceptual literature.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/education/journal/12564-
dc.relation.ispartofAsia Pacific Education Reviewen_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe effectiveness of private tutoring: students’ perceptions in comparison with mainstream schooling in Hong Kong.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailZhan, S: slzhan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailBray, TM: mbray@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWang, D: danwang@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLykins, CR: lykins@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailKwo, OWY: wykwo@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityBray, TM=rp00888en_US
dc.identifier.authorityWang, D=rp00966en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLykins, CR=rp00932en_US
dc.identifier.authorityKwo, OWY=rp00914en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12564-013-9276-7-
dc.identifier.hkuros216650en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros227372-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000328197400003-

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