Education at a Glance

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

1999-1487 (online)
1563-051X (print)
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OECD's annual Education at a Glance looks at who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education systems operate and the results achieved. The latter includes indicators on a wide range of outcomes, from comparisons of students’ performance in key subject areas to the impact of education on earnings and on adults’ chances of employment. This book includes StatLinks, urls linking to Excel® spreadsheets containing the background data.

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Education at a Glance 2000

Education at a Glance 2000

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16 May 2000
9789264181540 (PDF) ;9789264171992(print)

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Education at a Glance - OECD Indicators 2000 provides a rich and up-to-date array of indicators representing the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally. They provide information on the human and financial resources invested in education, on how education and learning systems operate and evolve, and on the returns to educational investments. The thematic organisation of the volume and the background information accompanying the tables and charts make this publication a valuable resource for anyone interested in analysing education systems across countries.

This year’s edition of Education at a Glance takes a further step towards reporting internationally comparable data on lifelong learning and its impact on society and the economy. It also provides new insights into the financing of education, with a focus on public subsidies and transfers for education and their beneficiaries. New indicators also reflect on international student mobility, participation in skill improvement among the employed population and students with special educational needs.

Finally, for many indicators, more countries are now providing data. Through the World Education Indicators programme, a wide range of non-Member countries have also contributed to this year's edition of Education at a Glance, extending the coverage of some of the indicators to almost two-thirds of the world population.

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Table of Contents

Reader's Guide
Chapter A. Context of Education
-A1. Relative Size of the School-Age Population
-A2. Educational Attainment of the Adult Population
Chapter B. Financial and Human Resources Invested in Education
-B1. Educational Expenditure Relative to Gross Domestic Product
-B2. Relative Proportions of Public and Private Investments in Education
-B3. Public Subsidies to Households
-B4. Educational Expenditure per Student
-B5. Educational Expenditure by Resource Category
-B6. Public Funds by Level of Government
-B7. Ratio of Students to Teaching Staff
Chapter C. Access to Education, Participation, and Progression
-C1. Overall Participation in Education
-C2. Participation in and Completion of Secondary Education
-C3. Access to and Participation in Tertiary Education
-C4. Completion of and Dropout from Tertiary Education
-C5. Foreign Students in Tertiary Education
-C6. Students Receiving Additional Resrouces to Access the Curriculum (Disabilities, Learning or Behaviour Difficulties, and Social Disadvantages)
-C7. Participation in Skill Improvement Training among the Employed Population
Chapter D. The Learning Environment and Organization of Schools
-D1. Statutory Salariesof Teachers in Public Primary and Secondary Schools
-D2. Pre-Service Training Requirements for New Teachers
-D3. Teaching Time
-D4. Total Intended Instruction Time for Pupils in Lower Secondary Education
-D5. Student Absenteeism
-D6. Decision-Making about the Curriculum in Lower Secondary Education
-D7. Computers in Schools and their Use
Chapter E. Individual, Social,and Labour Market Outcomes of Education
-E1. Labour Force Participation by Level of Educational Attainment
-E2. Education and Work among the Youth Population
-E3. Specific Situation of the Youth Population
-E4. Expected Years in Education and Work between the Ages of 15 and 29
-E5. Earnings and Educational Attainment
Chapter F. Student Achievement
-F1. Mathematics Achievement of Students in the 4th and 8th Grades
-F2. Differences in Students' Attitudes towards Science in the 4th and 8th Grades
-F3. 4th and 8th Grade Students Beliefs about Performing Well in Mathematics
Annex 1. Typical Graduation Ages
Annex 2. Basic Reference Statistics
Annex 3. Sources, Methods, and Technical Notes

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