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Leroy, Norah – International Review of Education, 2017
This paper addresses the theme of social inclusion through language learning. The focus is on an ad-hoc tutoring scheme set up between newly arrived British migrant pupils and French monolingual pupils in a small secondary school in the south-west of France. Though the original objective of this tutoring scheme was to improve the English skills of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Migrants
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Koh, Aaron – International Review of Education, 2014
Why do more than three-quarters of Hong Kong's senior secondary students flock to tutorial centres like moths to light? What is the "magic" that is driving the popularity of the tutorial centre enterprise? Indeed, looking at the ongoing boom of tutorial centres in Hong Kong (there are almost 1,000 of them), it is difficult not to ask…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Role, Marketing, Semiotics
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Lastra-Bravo, Xavier B.; Tolón-Becerra, Alfredo; Salinas-Andújar, José A. – International Review of Education, 2013
According to the European Commission's "Europe 2020" strategy, the early school leaving (ESL) rate in European Union (EU) Member States must be reduced to a maximum of 10 per cent by 2020. This paper proposes a nonlinear distribution method based on dynamic targets for reducing the percentage of early school leavers. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Dropout Rate
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Barrow, Dorian A.; Lochan, Samuel N. – International Review of Education, 2012
Globally, private supplementary tutoring is a huge business and the practice is expanding rapidly in many regions of the world where it never existed before. In some of these regions it is posing a novel set of challenges for education planners and policy makers. The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which supplementary tutoring is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Tutors, Secondary School Teachers