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Education at a Glance 2014
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  25 Sep 2014
Pages: 85 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264215016 , OECD Code: 962014031P1
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Education at a Glance 2014: Highlights summarises the OECD’s flagship compendium of education statistics, Education at a Glance. It provides easily accessible data on key topics in education today, including:
• Education levels and student numbers: How far have adults studied, and how does early childhood education affect student performance later on?
• Higher education and work: How many young people graduate from tertiary education, and how easily do they enter the world of work?
• Economic and social benefits of education: How does education affect people’s job prospects, and what is its impact on incomes?
• Paying for education: What share of public spending goes on education, and what is the role of private spending?
• The school environment: How many hours do teachers work, and how does class size vary?

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.

Table of contents:


Executive summary

Reader’s guide

1. Education levels and student numbers

- To what level have adults studied?

- Who participates in education?

- What is the role of early childhood education?

- How many young people finish secondary education?

- Does parental education affect students' chances?

2. Higher education and work

- How many young people enter tertiary education?

- How many young people graduate from tertiary education?

- How many students study abroad and where do they go?

- How successful are students in moving from education to work?

3. The economic and social benefits of educations

- How does education affect employment rates?

- How much more do tertiary graduates earn?

- What are the incentives to invest in education?

- How is student performance and equity in education related?

4. Paying for education

- How much is spent per student?

- What share of national wealth is spent on education?

- How much public and private investment in education is there?

- How do public and private schools differ?

- How much do tertiary students pay?

- What are education funds spent on?

5. 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?

6. Special section: Skills for life

- Why are adult skills important?

- Why do we need computer skills?

- Skills and education for society

- Why do we need creative problem-solving?

- The importance of financial literacy

- Education and learning for adults

Statistical note


Further reading

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