Global, Area, and International Archive
- Author(s): Abelmann, Nancy
- Editor(s): Choi, Jung-ah
- Park, So Jin
- et al.
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.