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The influence of private tutoring on middle-class students’ use of in-class time in formal schools in Taiwan

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  • Jheng, Ying-Jie

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This study addresses how private tutoring influences middle-class students’ use of in-class time in formal schools. Through interviews with five third-year public senior high school students from middle-class families in Taiwan, the research found that with the help of private tutoring those students were able to use the “time-stealing” strategy to steal time from an ongoing class and create a “double-context learning situation” to optimize the efficiency of the use of their in-class time. This behavior not only undermined teachers’ teaching in formal schools, but also exposed the inadequacy of formal schooling in satisfying students’ need for knowledge.

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  • Jheng, Ying-Jie, 2015. "The influence of private tutoring on middle-class students’ use of in-class time in formal schools in Taiwan," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 1-8.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:injoed:v:40:y:2015:i:c:p:1-8
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.11.019
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    1. Bhorkar, Shalini & Bray, Mark, 2018. "The expansion and roles of private tutoring in India: From supplementation to supplantation," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 148-156.
    2. Bray, Mark & Kobakhidze, Magda Nutsa & Liu, Junyan & Zhang, Wei, 2016. "The internal dynamics of privatised public education: Fee-charging supplementary tutoring provided by teachers in Cambodia," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 291-299.
    3. Liu, Junyan & Bray, Mark, 2020. "Private Subtractory Tutoring: The Negative Impact of Shadow Education on Public Schooling in Myanmar," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 76(C).
    4. Yung, Kevin Wai-Ho, 2020. "Comparing the effectiveness of cram school tutors and schoolteachers: A critical analysis of students’ perceptions," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 72(C).
    5. Suzani Mohamad Samuri & Bahbibi Rahmatullah & Norazilawati Abdullah & Aslina Ahmad & Zainiah Mohamed Isa & Hamsa Hammed, 2018. "Early Childhood Research Landscape on Children’s Profile: Coherent Taxonomy, Motivation, Open Challenges, Recommendations and, Pathways for Future Research," Child Indicators Research, Springer;The International Society of Child Indicators (ISCI), vol. 11(5), pages 1603-1630, October.
    6. Chih-Hao, Chang, 2019. "Effects of Private Tutoring on English Performance: Evidence from Senior High Students in Taiwan," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 68(C), pages 80-87.

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