Education at a Glance 2011: 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 what access do young people have to education?
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?
PISA: A special section introduces findings from the 2009 round of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which examined the knowledge and skills of 15-year-old students in more than 70 countries and economies.
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:
Foreword Reader's Guide 1. Education levels and student numbers -To what level have adults studied? -Who participates in education? -How many young people finish secondary education? -How many young people enter tertiary education? -How many young people graduate from tertiary education? -Title not yet defined -What do students study? -How successful are students in moving from education to work? -How many adults take part in education and training? -How many students study abroad? -Where do students go to study abroad? -How many international students stay on in the host country? 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 societies to invest in education? -How expensive are graduates to hire? -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 to 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? -How are schools held accountable? -Who are the teachers? Special section: Introducing PISA -What is PISA? -How well do OECD students perform in reading? -How well do OECD students perform in other subjects? -How does social background affect performance? -How does an immigrant background affect performance? -How does the enjoyment of reading affect performance? -Statistical Note