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No alternative? : experiments in South Korean education

Author: Nancy Abelmann; Jung-Ah Choi; So Jin Park
Publisher: Berkeley : Global, Area, and International Archive, University of California Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Seoul-California series in Korean studies, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With one of the highest per-capita expenditures on education in the world, South Korea offers a window on the challenges of learning in a neoliberal era of increasing global competition. No Alternative? investigates the rapidly growing field of education outside of daytime K-16 schooling in South Korea. Through ethnographic portraits of private after-schooling, alternative or second-chance schooling, home schooling,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Abelmann; Jung-Ah Choi; So Jin Park
ISBN: 9780984590926 0984590927 9780520289802 0520289803
OCLC Number: 636546823
Notes: "This book emerged from a workshop held at the University of Illinois in 2003 entitled 'South Korea's Neoliberal Educational Transformation: The Ethnography of Classed Experience' "--Page vii.
Description: vii, 164 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Educational Transformation. 1. South Korea's educational exceptionalism / Michael Seth ; 2. South Korea's "school collapse" debates / Jae Hoon Lim --
Part II. Alternative Education. 3. A second-chance high school : students' second-class internalization and stratification / Jung-ah Choi ; 4. Homeschooling adventures of the middle class / Deok-Hee Seo ; 5. Overcoming the "pseudo-university" : the transformative learning of adult women / Kiyeon Yi --
Part III. Supplementary Education. 6. Private institutes as educational sedatives / Misook Kim ; 7. Mothers' anxious management of the private after-school education market / So Jin Park.
Series Title: Seoul-California series in Korean studies, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Nancy Abelmann, Jung-Ah Choi, So Jin Park.

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Ethnographic portraits of private after-schooling, alternative schooling, home schooling, and adult distance education reveal that education producers and consumers often reject mainstream education  Read more...

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"The textured descriptions of such disaffected educational consumers make No Alternative? an important contribution to the research literature." -- Christopher Bjork Journal of Asian Studies 20140127

 
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