Despite the expansion of the phenomenon of private supplementary tutoring, not only in Croatia, but also in other countries across Europe and the world, there has still not been enough scientific research into this phenomenon. Scientific publication “Researching Private Supplementary Tutoring: Methodological Lessons from Diverse Cultures”, edited by Boris Jokić (Centre for Educational Research and Development at the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb), Mark Bray (UNESCO Chair Professor in Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong) and Ora Kwo (Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong), provides an overview and a comparison of the phenomenon of private tutoring within diverse social contexts of Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean.
The study received very positive review in the “Journal of International and Comparative Education”, 2016, Volume 5, Issue 2, from which we highlight:
“This book fills a crucial gap in research knowledge about methodological issues facing researchers exploring the worldwide phenomenon of private tutoring. It is indeed impressive for the editors to have assembled a cross-national collection of chapters that focus on a variety of research methods. Every chapter provides helpful lessons and points the way forward for future research on private tutoring.”
Jason Tan, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Further information about the publication can be found at: http://cerc.edu.hku.hk/product/researching-private-supplementary-tutoring-methodological-lessons-from-diverse-cultures/.