Free Market of Education

  • Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 34)


In the previous chapter, I discussed mixed identities and roles of the teachers acting as providers in the free market of education. In particular, the chapter referred to teachers’ own conceptualization of professionalism, commitment and responsibilities in two parallel education systems. Findings highlighted how teachers struggled to fulfill double roles and demonstrated some consequences of juggling between teaching and tutoring related to teachers’ personal lives, families and health. The previous chapter mainly focused on how the teachers saw themselves in the profession and everyday life. This chapter moves further to discuss how the teachers behaved in schools and in tutoring settings, and offers insights into motivations behind varieties of behavior.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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