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Education at a Glance 2009: OECD Indicators

 

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ISBN: 9789264024755
Publication: 8/9/2009

 

Education at a Glance 2009: OECD Indicators

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 2009 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance. It provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators on the performance of education systems and represents the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally.

The indicators look at who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education systems operate and the results achieved. The latter includes indicators on a wide range of outcomes, from comparisons of students’ performance in key subject areas to the impact of education on earnings and on adults’ chances of employment. New material in this edition includes:

The ExcelTM spreadsheets used to create the tables and charts in this book are available via the StatLinks printed in this book.


Findings

 

This year’s edition of Education at a Glance is published at a time when all eyes are focused on addressing the financial crisis and its economic and social fallout. Presenting data up to 2007, this edition cannot yet assess the impact of the crisis on education systems, but its indicators provide insights about how investments in human capital can contribute to the recovery. New features in the 2009 edition include an extension of the analysis of the economic returns to education to social outcomes; new data on long-term unemployment and involuntary part-time work among young adults; an analysis of the spending choices that countries make between factors such as teacher compensation, instruction time and class sizes; an analysis on teaching practices as well as teacher appraisal and feedback based on TALIS; and a review of excellence in education for 15-year-olds based on PISA.

 

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New material

New material in this edition includes:

  • The first results from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Home ) on teacher practices as well as teacher appraisal and feedback.
  • An analysis of the social benefits of education, examining the relationship between educational attainment and social measures of well-being (i.e. self-assessed health, political interest and interpersonal trust).
  • Information on long-term unemployment and involuntary part-time work among young adults.
  • A review of trends in attainment.
  • Data on the incentives to invest in education which show the benefits of education in dollar amounts across OECD countries.
  • A picture of excellence in education for 15-year-olds, based on findings from the PISA study.


Data

Chapter A: The Output of Educational Institutions and the Impact of Learning

Chapter B: Financial and Human Resources Invested in Education

Chapter C: Access to Education, Participation and Progression

Chapter D: The Learning Environment and Organisation of Schools

 


How to obtain this publication

 

Readers can access the full version of Education at a Glance 2009 choosing from the following options:


News releases and press material


Country notes

 


Videos

 

Interview with Andreas Schleicher, head of the OECD’s Education Indicators and Analysis Division (interview in English)

 

Interview with Pedro Garcia de Leon, analyst in the OECD’s Education Indicators and Analysis Division (interview in Spanish)
 

Interview with Eric Charbonnier, analyst in the OECD’s Education Indicators and Analysis Division (interview in French)

Interview with Koji Miyamoto, analyst with the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) (interview in Japanese)

Interview with Andreas Schleicher, head of the OECD’s Education Indicators and Analysis Division (interview in German)


Multilingual summaries


 Previous editions of Education at a Glance


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