The Open Society Foundation’s Education Support Program supported publication of Prof. Bray’s book: Confronting the Shadow Education System in Georgian. The translation is done by Ms. Mariam Orkodashvili. Ms. Orkodashvili’s publications have appeared in: Peabody Journal of Education (Routledge: Taylor & Francis); Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization (Heldref Publications); The Impact of International Achievement Studies on National Education Policymaking, IPES, Vol. 13 (Emerald Publisher, UK), and Connections, Graduate Student Council Journal of American Educational Research Association (AERA).
The book reviews different practices of private tutoring in various countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. It provides survey of the scale, nature and implications of shadow education system in a range of settings as well as different government responses to the phenomenon.
The publication will be distributed free of charge to Georgian educational institutions. Soft copy of the publication can be downloaded here.
About the author:
Professor Mark Bray has taught at the University of Hong Kong since 1986. Prior to that he was a secondary school teacher in Kenya and Nigeria, and taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Papua New Guinea and London. In 1995 he became visiting research fellow at the World Bank in Washington DC, and from 2006 to 2010 was Director of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris.
At the University of Hong Kong, Professor Bray has played a leadership role in the development of the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC), which was established in 1994.
Professor Bray has undertaken consultancy assignments in over 70 countries of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and the South Pacific. He has written or edited over 40 books and over 200 articles and chapters, and his work has been translated into 20 languages.