Constructions of Private Tutoring in Slovenian Online Chatrooms: A Content Analysis

In: Bray M., Mazawi A.E., Sultana R.G. (eds) Private Tutoring Across the Mediterranean. Comparative and International Education (A Diversity of Voices). SensePublishers, Rotterdam, 2013; DOI/10.1007/978-94-6209-237-2_10, ISBN 978-94-6209-237-2

Posted: 15 Apr 2019

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Armand Faganel

University of Primorska - Faculty of Management

Anita Trnavcevic

University of Primorska - Faculty of Management

Date Written: March 19, 2013

Abstract

This chapter presents an exploratory study of discourses about private tutoring. Slovenia, as a young democracy just entering its third decade, is still struggling to embrace the free market economy. It has many grey areas with no or little tax regulation. Private tutoring has been widely recognised as one of the strongest components of the shadow economy, but no previous research has been undertaken on its scale and implications. For the present study, a qualitative analysis was chosen to explore the content and nature of discourses on different forums and websites reflecting both demand and supply of tutoring. The findings are discussed and compared with international knowledge about the phenomenon.

Keywords: education, private tutoring, forum, shadow economy

JEL Classification: I21, I24, I28, P36

Suggested Citation

Faganel, Armand and Trnavcevic, Anita, Constructions of Private Tutoring in Slovenian Online Chatrooms: A Content Analysis (March 19, 2013). In: Bray M., Mazawi A.E., Sultana R.G. (eds) Private Tutoring Across the Mediterranean. Comparative and International Education (A Diversity of Voices). SensePublishers, Rotterdam, 2013; DOI/10.1007/978-94-6209-237-2_10, ISBN 978-94-6209-237-2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3355180

Armand Faganel (Contact Author)

University of Primorska - Faculty of Management ( email )

Cankarjeva 5
Koper, 6104
Slovenia

Anita Trnavcevic

University of Primorska - Faculty of Management ( email )

Cankarjeva 5
Koper, 6000
Slovenia

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