Highlights from Education at a Glance 2010
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Highlights from Education at a Glance 2010

Highlights from Education at a Glance 2010 is a companion publication to the OECD’s flagship compendium of education statistics, Education at a Glance. It provides easily accessible data on key topics in education today, including: education levels and student numbers, economic and social benefits of education, education spending, the school environment (hours of instruction, class size, etc.) and school choice and parent voice.

Each indicator is presented on a two-page spread. The left-hand page explains the significance of the indicator, discusses the main findings, examines key trends and provides readers with a roadmap for finding out more in the OECD education databases and in other OECD education publications. The right-hand page contains clearly presented charts and tables, accompanied by dynamic hyperlinks (StatLinks) that direct readers to the corresponding data in Excel™ format. Highlights from Education at a Glance 2010 is an ideal introduction to the OECD’s unrivalled collection of internationally comparable data on education and learning. 

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Publication Date :
07 Sep 2010
DOI :
10.1787/eag_highlights-2010-en
 
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How many students drop out of tertiary education? You or your institution have access to this content

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OECD
Pages :
22–23
DOI :
10.1787/eag_highlights-2010-8-en

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This spread looks at the proportion of students who begin tertiary education but do not complete a first degree. Non-completion is not necessarily an indication of failure: in some countries, even a year of tertiary- level education may significantly improve a student’s job-market prospects, while in others students may be able to retain credits from an initial period of study and then complete their studies later. However, high dropout rates may indicate problems in educational systems: courses may not be meeting students’ educational expectations or their labour market needs, and may run for longer than students can justify being outside the labour market.
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