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Highlights from Education at a Glance 2008
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  11 Feb 2009
Pages: 98 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264040625 , OECD Code: 962009011E1
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Other languages:  French (Available)
Superseded by: Education at a Glance 2014 - Highlights - (Available)
Other Versions:  Print - Paperback

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Imprint:  Centre for Educational Research and Innovation Frequency: Annual   Tables: Charts: 71  Electronic format: Acrobat PDF

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.

Table of contents:

Reader's Guide
1. Education Levels and Student Numbers
-To what level have adults studied?
-What subjects did adults study in tertiary education?
-Who participates in education?
-How many secondary students go on to tertiary education?
-How many students enrol in vocational programmes?
-How many young people graduate from tertiary education?
-How many students drop out of tertiary education?
-How do men and women differ in education levels?
-How successful are students in moving from education to work?
-How much training are adults doing?
-How many students study abroad?
-Where do students go to study?
-Is there a blue-collar barrier in higher education?
2. The Economic 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?
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 is the role of private spending?
-How much do tertiary students pay?
-What are education funds spent on?
-How efficiently are resources used in education?
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: Introducing PISA
-What is PISA
-What can students do in science?
-What can students do in reading?
-What can students do in mathematics?
-How do girls and boys do in science?
-How does student performance vary between and within schools?
-How well do immigrant students do?
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