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OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statistics

Concepts, Standards, Definitions and Classifications

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This handbook provides answers to questions such as "What is a teacher?", "What do we mean by public education expenditure?" as well as questions concerning the use of the indicators "How should I interpret expenditure per student?" "What is it measuring?".  In so doing, the handbook aims to facilitate a greater understanding of the OECD statistics and indicators produced and so allow for their more effective use in policy analysis.  Equally, it provides a ready reference of international standards and conventions for others to follow in the collection and assimilation of educational data.  This publication describes the methodology used in the International Survey of Upper Secondary Schools(ISUSS) and in related OECD publications and allows researchers to understand and replicate its analyses.

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The Scope and Coverage of Internationally Comparative Education Statistics

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This chapter sets out the coverage of OECD’s internationally comparative statistics on education. It begins by providing a definition of education and proceeds to define the coverage of the statistics which follows from that. In order to clarify the coverage, various boundary issues around education are discussed in particular in relation to the coverage of: ...

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