Two Worlds of Private Tutoring: The Prevalence and Causes of After-School Mathematics Tutoring in Korea and the United States

  title={Two Worlds of Private Tutoring: The Prevalence and Causes of After-School Mathematics Tutoring in Korea and the United States},
  author={Jaekyung Lee},
  journal={Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education},
  pages={1207 - 1234}
  • Jaekyung Lee
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Education
  • Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education
Background/Context Although prior research shows that the nature and extent of private tutoring practices vary significantly from country to country, differences between Eastern and Western countries in terms of their cultural and institutional aspects of private tutoring choice have not been closely examined. We need to bridge the gap by studying the phenomenon of private tutoring more broadly as both an individual and a collective choice, and by accounting for its variations within and… 

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