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Highlights from Education at a Glance 2008

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Highlights from Education at a Glance 2008 is an introduction to OECD’s collection of internationally comparable data on education and learning. It includes data on enrolment and attainment, impacts on jobs and incomes, educational spending, class size and instruction time, and performance of education systems.

 

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.

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What can students do in science?

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

This indicator examines the scientific literacy of 15-year-old students and draws on data from the 2006 PISA round, in which science was the major focus. Given the pervasiveness of science, mathematics and technology in modern life, it has become increasingly important for adults to be literate in these subjects in order to maximise their employment and earnings prospects and to participate fully in society.

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