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No Alternative?

  • Author(s): Abelmann, Nancy
  • Editor(s): Choi, Jung-ah;
  • Park, So Jin
  • et al.
Abstract

No Alternative? examines education in South Korea beyond daytime K-16 schooling—an escalating phenomenon in an increasingly neoliberal and globalizing society. Ethnographic portraits of private after-schooling, alternative schooling, home schooling, and adult distance education reveal that education producers and consumers often reject mainstream education while simultaneously seeking or embracing its symbolic value.

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