Tutorial Schools in Thailand: Perceptions and Motivations of Thai High School Students

  • William J Jones Mahidol University International College
  • Douglas Lee Rhein Mahidol University International College
Keywords: Tutorial schooling, Thailand education, Shadow education, Tutorial education

Abstract

The article explores the motivation of Thai secondary school students who chose to enroll in private tutorial institutes. The research draws on primary qualitative data compiled from structured interviews utilizing a comparative perspective to provide insight into perceptions of tutorial versus formal secondary education. The evidence presented here suggests that Thai secondary students have two clear motivations for consuming and engaging in private tutorial education: (1) the belief that tutorial classes will provide them with better educational performance as measured by their grade point average and performance on standardized tests, and (2) a service-driven motivation where tutorial educators provide student-centered learning and personalized education. The full text of the article can be found at 10.18275/fire201704021137
Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
Jones, W. J., & Rhein, D. L. (2018). Tutorial Schools in Thailand: Perceptions and Motivations of Thai High School Students. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.18275/fire201704021137
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Articles