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Education at a Glance 2006
OECD Indicators
OECD. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  13 Sep 2006
Pages: 452 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264025318 , OECD Code: 962006061P1
Price:   €65 | $91 | £58 | ¥8400 | MXN1170
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Other languages:  Italian (Distributed by another publisher) Portuguese (Distributed by another publisher) Japanese (Distributed by another publisher) Spanish (Distributed by another publisher) German (Distributed by another publisher) French (Out of print)
Superseded by: Education at a Glance 2014 - OECD Indicators - (Available)
Other Versions:  E-book - PDF Format

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Imprint:  Centre for Educational Research and Innovation Frequency: Annual  


This 2006 edition of Education at a Glance enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countriesí performance. It provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators on the performance of education systems and represents the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally.  The indicators look at who participates in education, what is spent on it and how education systems operate and the results achieved. The latter includes indicators on a wide range of outcomes, from comparisons of studentís performance in key subject areas to the impact of education on earnings and on adultsí chances of employment.

New material in this edition includes further analysis of results of the 2003 survey of the OECDís Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), including student access to and use of ICT, analysis of the lowest performing students; and the effects on students performance of family background and the way classes are organised in schools; trend data on tertiary qualifications, including projections for the year 2014; trend data on survival rates in tertiary education; the impact of demographic trends on education systems, as well as projections on expenditure for the year 2015; trend data on expected years of education; instruction time per subject for 9-to-14-year-olds; and a picture of student mobility and the significance of internationalisation of higher education.

The ExcelTM spreadsheets used to create the tables and charts in this book are available via the StatLinks printed in this book. 

Table of contents:

Reader's Guide
Chapter A. The Output of Educational Institutions and the Impact of Learning
-Indicator A1. Educational Attainment of the Population
-Indicator A2 Current upper secondary graduation rates
-Indicator A3 Current tertiary graduation and survival rates
-Indicator A4 What 15-year-olds can do in mathematics
-Indicator A5 Between- and within-school variation in the mathematics performance of 15-year-olds
-Indicator A6 Fifteen-year-old students who perform at the lowest levels of proficiency in mathematics (2003).
-Indicator A7 Institutional differentiation, socio-economic status and 15-year-old studentsí mathematics performance (2003).
-Indicator A8 L abour force participation by level of educational attainment
-Indicator A9 T he returns to education: education and earnings.
-Indicator A10 T he returns to education: links between education, economic growth and social outcomes.
-Indicator A11 Impact of demographic trends on education provision
Chapter B Financial and Human Resources Invested in Education
-Indicator B1 Educational expenditure per student.
-Indicator B2 Expenditure on educational institutions relative to Gross Domestic Product
-Indicator B3 Public and private investment in educational institutions-Indicator B4 T otal public expenditure on education
-Indicator B4 Total public expenditure on education
-Indicator B5 Tuition fees charged by tertiary institutions and support for students and households through public subsidies
-Indicator B6 Expenditure in institutions by service category and by resource category
Chapter C. Access to Education, Participation and Progression
-Indicator C1 Enrolment in education from primary education to adult life
-Indicator C2 P articipation in secondary and tertiary education
-Indicator C3 S tudent mobility and foreign students in tertiary education
-Indicator C4 Education and work status of the youth population
-Indicator C5 Participation in adult learning
Chapter D. The Learning Environment and Organisation of School
-Indicator D1 T otal intended instruction time for students in primary and secondary education
-Indicator D2 Class size and ratio of students to teaching staff
-Indicator D3 T eachersí salaries
-Indicator D4 T eaching time and teachersí working time
-Indicator D5 A ccess to and use of ICT
Annex 1. Characteristics of Educational Systems
-Table X1.1a Typical graduation ages in upper secondary education
-Table X1.1b Typical graduation ages in post-secondary non-tertiary education
-Table X1.1c Typical graduation ages in tertiary education
-Table X1.2a School year and financial year used for the calculation of indicators
-Table X1.2b School year and financial year used for the calculation of indicators
-Table X1.3 Summary of completion requirements for upper secondary (ISCED 3) programmes
Annex 2. Reference Statistics
-Table X2.1 Overview of the economic context using basic variables (reference period: calendar year 2003, 2003 current prices)
-Table X2.2 Basic reference statistics (reference period: calendar year 2003, 2003 current prices)
-Table X2.3 Basic reference statistics (reference period: calendar year 1995, 1995 current prices)
-Table X2.4 Annual expenditure on educational institutions per student for all services (2003)
-Table X2.5 Annual expenditure on educational institutions per student for all services (2003)
-Table X2.6a Reference statistics used in the calculation of teachersí salaries, by level of education (1996, 2004)
-Table X2.6b Reference statistics used in the calculation of teachersí salaries (1996, 2003)
-Table X2.6c Teachersí salaries (2004)
Annex 3 (Sources, Methods and Technical Notes)
Contributors to this Publication
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