Researching Private Supplementary Tutoring: Methodological Lessons from Diverse Cultures


By Mark Bray, Ora Kwo (Editors)


Kevin Yung, Nutsa Kobakhidze

Zhang Wei (Authors)

Are you ready to believe in research findings just because they are published?

How can we cultivate a research culture for sustainable deep inquiry?

If you care about such questions, this book is for you!

Private supplementary tutoring, commonly known as shadow education, has greatly expanded worldwide. The topic is in some respects difficult to research. Contours are indistinct, and the actors may hesitate to share their experiences and perspectives. Presenting methodological lessons from diverse cultures, the book contains chapters from both high-income and low-income settings in Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.

Highlights for the book launch:

  •  the background stories leading to the critical reviews of all chapters
  •  insights into the design and conduct of research

Date: Friday 6 November 2015

Time: 14:30 – 15:45

Venue: Room 203 Runme Shaw Building

Participants are entitled to a 20% discount off the list price (HK$250)