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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How well do immigrant students do?

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

In most OECD countries, policy makers and the general public are paying increasing attention to international migration. In part, this is a consequence of the growth of immigrant population in recent years. Between 1990 and 2000 alone, the number of people living outside their country of birth nearly doubled worldwide to 175 million, and many OECD countries now have a sizeable component of first- and second-generation immigrant students. Ensuring that schools meet the needs of these students is important if they are to play a full role in society.

English Also available in: French

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