Highlights from Education at a Glance 2009 presents key education indicators for 2009. 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 links to further information. 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. This edition includes coverage of education attainment and student numbers; economic and social benefits of education; how education is financed, the school environment; and initial findings from the new Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS).
Table of contents:
-Reader's Guide 1. Education Levels and Student Numbers -To what level have adults studied? -Have education levels risen over time? -Who participates in education? -How many secondary students go on to tertiary education? -How many young people graduate from tertiary education? -Is education meeting the needs of the workforce? -How successful are students in moving from education to work? -How many students study abroad? -Where do students go to study? -PISA: Who are the top performers? -PISA: What is the family background of top performers? -PISA: What are top performers' attitudes and motivations? 2. The Economic and Social Benefits of Education -How much more do tertiary graduates earn? -How does education affect employment rates? -What are the incentives for people to invest in education? -What are the incentives for society to invest in education? -What are the social benefits of education? 3. Paying for education -How much is spent per student? -Has spending per student increased? -What share of national wealth is spent on education? -What share of public spending goes on education? -What is the role of private spending? -How much do tertiary students pay? -What are education funds spent on? -What accounts for variations in spending on salary costs? 4. The School Environment -How long do students spend in the classroom? -How many students are in each classroom? -How much are teachers paid? -How much time do teachers spend teaching? -Who are the teachers? Special Section: TALIS -What is TALIS -How extensive is teacher appraisal and feedback? -How much class time is lost to indiscipline? -What are teachers' beliefs and practices? -Are teachers satisfied in their jobs?