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Education at a Glance 2011
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  14 Sep 2011
Pages: 100 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback)
ISBN: 9789264114210 , OECD Code: 962011051P1
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Other languages:  French (Low stock)
Superseded by: Education at a Glance 2014 - Highlights - (Available)

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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:
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
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