Shadow Education and Academic Success in Republic of Korea

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of different types of shadow education on academic achievement, using data from a longitudinal survey of a nationally representative sample of South Korean seventh graders. To control for pre-existing differences between students who used a particular type of shadow education and those who did not, the study employed a series of statistical models including propensity score matching techniques. Results show that the use of a particular type of shadow education (i.e., preparatory cram school) made a small difference in achievement gains in math, whereas other forms (i.e., individual tutoring, correspondence courses, on-line tutoring services, and Educational Broadcasting System [EBS]) made little difference. Limitations, implications, and future research directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEducation in the Asia-Pacific Region
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages39-58
Number of pages20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NameEducation in the Asia-Pacific Region
Volume23
ISSN (Print)1573-5397
ISSN (Electronic)2214-9791

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Development
  • Cultural Studies

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    Byun, S. (2014). Shadow Education and Academic Success in Republic of Korea. In Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 39-58). (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region; Vol. 23). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4451-27-7_3