Use of Shadow Education for Success at School and College Admission

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


This chapter focuses on how shadow education contributes to students’ academic success. Drawing from prior research and their fieldwork, the authors provide an in-depth analysis of the academic benefits of shadow education. Student narratives highlight effective approaches used by shadow education institutions and tutors, and the authors’ discussion makes explicit the strategies used in shadow education to help students achieve. By showing how these vary from what is offered through public schooling, this chapter also demonstrates why many students and their parents around the world seek educational opportunities even though they have to pay for it.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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