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Author Kobakhidze, Magda Nutsa, author

Title Teachers as tutors : shadow education market dynamics in Georgia / Magda Nutsa Kobakhidze
Published Cham : Springer, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series CERC studies in comparative education ; 34
CERC studies in comparative education ; 34
Contents Foreword, Mark Bray -- CHAPTER 1 Introduction -- CHAPTER 2 Society and Education in Georgia -- CHAPTER 3 Theoretical Framework -- CHAPTER 4 Research Design, Methods and Methodology -- CHAPTER 5 Teachers as Tutors -- CHAPTER 6 Free Market of Education -- CHAPTER 7 Economic Sociology of the Shadow Education Market -- CHAPTER 8 Conclusions -- References -- Notes on the Author
Summary 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
Notes "Comparative Research Education Centre, The University of Hong Kong."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource ; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 15, 2018)
Subject Teachers -- Georgia (Republic) -- Attitudes.
Tutors and tutoring -- Georgia (Republic)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319959158 (electronic bk.)
9783319959153 (electronic bk.)