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Private tutoring when stakes are high: Insights from the transition from primary to secondary school in Germany

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  • Guill, Karin
  • Lintorf, Katrin

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Private supplementary tutoring is a widespread and controversial phenomenon. The pressure high-stakes exams put on students is often held responsible for high tutoring rates. Our study tested this hypothesis by using regional variance in Germany: Results from two of three large-scale studies give evidence that, in regions where the transition from primary to secondary school resembles high-stakes exams, the probability to attend private tutoring is higher than in other regions. Therefore, we discuss how a more flexible education system with different pathways to the same educational goal might obviate the need for private tutoring and we consider this system’s side-effects.

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  • Guill, Karin & Lintorf, Katrin, 2019. "Private tutoring when stakes are high: Insights from the transition from primary to secondary school in Germany," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 65(C), pages 172-182.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:injoed:v:65:y:2019:i:c:p:172-182
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2018.08.001
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