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 2001

Education at a Glance 2001

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13 June 2001
9789264192812 (PDF) ;9789264186682(print)

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This 2001 edition of Education at a Glance - OECD Indicators provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators. The indicators represent 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 includes new indicators on: how the levels and distributions of student achievement have evolved; the incentive structures governments offer to attract and retain qualified teachers; the availability and use of information and communication technologies in the teaching-learning process; public subsidies and transfers for education and their beneficiaries; and participation in skill improvement among the employed population.

Finally, for many indicators, a significantly larger number of OECD 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
-Relative Size of the School-Age Population
-Educational Attainment of the Adult Population
-Links between Human Capital and Economic Growth
Chapter B. Financial and Human Resources Invested in Education
-Educational Expenditure per Student
-Expenditure on Educational Institutions Relative to GDP
-Relative Proportions of Public and Private Investment in Educational Institutions
-Total Public Expenditure on Education
-Support for Students and Households through Public Subsidies
-Expenditures on Institutions by Service Category and Resource Category
Chapter C. Access to Education, Participation, and Progression
-Participation in Education over the Lifecycle
-Participation in and Graduation from Secondary Education
-Access to and Participation in Tertiary Education
-Completion of Tertiary Education
-Students Receiving Additional Resources to Access the Curriculum (Disabilities, Learning or Behaviour Difficulties, and Social Disadvantages)
-Participation in Continuing Education and Training among the Adult Population
Chapter D. The Learning Environment and Organisation of Schools
-Salaries of Teachers in Public Primary and Secondary Schools
-Age and Gender Distribution of Teachers and Staff Employed in Education
-Teaching Time and Teachers' Working Time
-Total Intended Instruction Time for Students in Lower Secondary Education
-Ratio of Students to Teaching Staff
-Training Teachers in ICT
-Use and Availability of ICT in Schools
Chapter E. Individual, Social, and Labour Market Outcomes of Education
-Labour Force Participation by Level of Educational Attainment
-Expected Years in Education, Employment, and Non-Employment Between the Ages of 15 and 29
-Education and Work Among the Youth Population
-Specific Situation of the Youth Population
-Earnings and Educational Attainment
Chapter F. Learning Outcomes of Education
-Trends in Mean Mathematics and Science Achievement in the 8th Grade (1995 & 1999)
-Student Differences in Mathematics and Science Achievement in the 8th Grade (1995 & 1999)
-Income Inequality and Literacy Inequality
-Gender Differences in Mathematics and Science Achievement in the 8th Grade (1999)
Annex 1. Typical Graduation Ages
Annex 2. Basic Reference Statistics
Annex 3. Sources, Methods, and Technical Notes

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