Global Learning Fever Beyond Schooling: Calling It as Shadow Education Enough?

  • Young Chun KimEmail author
  • Jung-Hoon Jung
Part of the Curriculum Studies Worldwide book series (CSWW)


This chapter offers a much-needed discussion about why shadow education should be considered an important topic within curriculum studies. It provides an overview of students’ learning beyond schooling to contextualize the phenomenon of shadow education within the curriculum discourse. The authors examine characteristics of various concepts of curriculum and suggest that shadow curriculum should be incorporated as another definition of curriculum. By suggesting that shadow education requires rigorous study by curriculum scholars, the authors argue for a decanonizing of curriculum.


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  1. 1.Chinju National University of EducationJinjuKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Chonnam National UniversityGwangjuKorea (Republic of)

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