Across OECD countries, governments are seeking policies to make education more effective while searching for additional resources to meet the increasing demand for education.
The 2010 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 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 systems and represents the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally.
The indicators show who participates in education, how much is spent on it and how education systems operate. They also illustrate a wide range of educational outcomes, comparing, for example, student performance in key subject areas and the impact of education on earnings and on adultsí chances of employment.
New material in this edition includes:
indicators on school choice and the parent voice in education;
an indicator on the long-term economic impact of improved learning outcomes;
an indicator benchmarking labour costs by educational levels across OECD countries;
a review of trends in educational attainment;
an update on the human and financial resources invested in education;
an indicator comparing salaries of teachers to earnings of workers with tertiary education;
a review of adult participation in education and training.
The ExcelTM spreadsheets used to create the tables and charts in this book are available via the StatLinks printed below them. The tables and charts, as well as the complete OECD Online Education Database, are freely available via the OECD Education website at www.oecd.org/edu/eag2010.
Table of contents:
Foreword Editorial Introduction: the Indicators and their Framework Reader's Guide Chapter A. The Output of Educational Institutions and the Impact of Learning -Indicator A1. To what level have adults studied ? -Indicator A2. How many students finish secondary education and access tertiary education ? -Indicator A3. How many students finish tertiary education ? -Indicator A4. How many students complete tertiary education ? -Indicator A5. How many adults participate in education and learning ? -Indicator A6. How does educational attainment affect participation in the labour market ? -Indicator A7. What are the economic benefits of education ? -Indicator A8. What are the incentives to invest in education? -Indicator A9. What are the social outcomes of education? -Indicator A10. What are the economic links with education? Chapter B. Financial and Human Resources Invested in Education -Indicator B1. How much is spent per student? -Indicator B2. What proportion of national wealth is spent on education? -Indicator B3. How much public and private investment is there in education? -Indicator B4. What is the total public spending on education? -Indicator B5. How much do tertiary students pay and what public subsidies do they receive? -Indicator B6. On what resources and services is education funding spent? -Indicator B7. Which factors influence the level of expenditure? Chapter C. Access to Education, Participation and Progression -Indicator C1. Who participates in education? -Indicator C2. Who studies abroad and where? -Indicator C3. How successful are students in moving from education to work? Chapter D. The Learning Environment and Organisation of Schools -Indicator D1. How much time do students spend in the classroom? -Indicator D2. What is the student-teacher ratio and how big are classes? -Indicator D3. How much are teachers paid? -Indicator D4. How much time do teachers spend teaching? -Indicator D5. What school choices are available and what measures do countries use to promote or restrict school choice? -Indicator D6. How can parents influence the education of their children? Annexes -Annex 1. Characteristics of Educational Systems -Annex 2. Reference Statistics -Annex 3. Sources, Methods, and Technical Notes -References -Contributors to this publication -Related OECD publications