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Teachers as Tutors: Shadow Education Market Dynamics in Georgia

  • Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze

Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
    Pages 3-17
  3. Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
    Pages 18-64
  4. Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
    Pages 65-79
  5. Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
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  6. Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
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  7. Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
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  8. Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
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  9. Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-260

About this book

Introduction

The so-called shadow education system of private supplementary tutoring has become a global phenomenon but has different features in different settings. This book explores the ways in which teacher-tutors’ beliefs, social norms, ideals about professionalism, and community values shape their economic decisions in the informal shadow education marketplace. Through theoretical lenses of economic sociology and anthropology, this study uncovers strong social and moral embeddedness of the shadow education market in social relationships, cultural norms and moralities in post-Soviet Georgia. The book questions some of the basic assumptions that the predominant neoliberal discourse promotes worldwide.

The book is based on Kobakhidze’s PhD dissertation, which won the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Gail P. Kelly Outstanding Dissertation Award.

“[A] theoretically innovative and substantively enlightening account of shadow schooling in Georgia… A landmark achievement.”
Roger Dale, University of Bristol

“… an important and timely topic … addressed with exceptional thoroughness. It constitutes a solid piece of academic work and clearly makes a significant contribution to the field of shadow education.”Heidi Biseth, University College of Southeast Norway, Chair of Gail P. Kelly Award Committee in 2017

“…through robust critical analysis, Kobakhidze invites a humanistic re-visioning of economy and society.“
Ora Kwo, The University of Hong Kong

Keywords

Private Supplementary Tutoring Shadow Education Economic Sociology Post-Soviet countries education in Georgia teacher-tutors neoliberal discourse Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Comparative Education Research Centre

Authors and affiliations

  • Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95915-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95914-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95915-3
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