Extracurricular Education: From Tiger Parenting to the New Normal
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Seeking extra education for youth who are already excelling in school is often stereotyped as Tiger parenting practiced by over-zealous Asian immigrants. Yet, it has become more common for all kinds of parents in the United States. Its growth is part of the privatization of education away from the public school. What is motivating this pursuit of extra math, spelling and the like?
This study concentrates on Asian immigrants but also white Americans. It argues that families turn to extra education not only to make their children more academically prepared but also to be more moral, which they read as connected to education. With such motivations behind this pursuit, extracurricular education seems to be the new normal.
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