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by Dirk Van Damme
The annual number of teaching hours of teachers differs greatly from one country to another and tends to decrease as the level of education increases.
On average across countries, teachers spend half of their working time in non-teaching activities including planning lessons, marking and collaborating with other teachers.
Keeping order in the classroom, generally the biggest concern for new teachers, occupies an average of 13% of all teachers’ time across countries.
Schools could further benefit from developing ways to use teachers’ time more efficiently so that they could devote more time to professional development, teaching-related work and learning.
Education Indicators in Focus is a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific indicators in OECD’s Education at a Glance that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners.
They provide a detailed look into current issues in pre-primary, primary and secondary education, higher education, and adult outcomes from a global perspective, and contain an engaging mix of text, tables and charts that describe the international context of the most pressing questions in education policy and practice.
No. 28. Are young people attaining higher levels of education than their parents? by Etienne Albiser and Gara Rojas González
No. 27. What Are the Earnings Advantages from Education? by Eric Charbonnier and Simon Normandeau
No. 26. Learning Begets Learning: Adult Participation in Lifelong Education, by Simon Normandeau and Gara Rojas González
No. 25. Who are the doctorate holders and where do their qualifications lead them? by Eric Charbonnier, Joris Ranchin and Laudeline Auriol
No. 24. How innovative is the education sector? by Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin and Gwénaël Jacotin
No. 23. At what age do university students earn their first degree? by Dirk Van Damme and Corinne Heckmann
No. 22. How much time do primary and lower secondary students spend in the classroom? by Eric Charbonnier and Nhung Truong
No. 21. How much are teachers paid and how much does it matter? by Eric Charbonnier
No. 20. How old are the teachers? by Dirk Van Damme
No. 19. What are tertiary students choosing to study? by David Valenciano
No. 18. What is the impact of the economic crisis on public education spending? by Eric Charbonnier and Joris Ranchin
No. 17. Does upper secondary vocational education and training improve the prospects of young adults? by Rodrigo Castaneda Valle
No. 15. How are university students changing? by Ignacio Marin and Corinne Heckmann
No. 14. How is international student mobility shaping up? by Cuauhtemoc Rebolledo-Gómez and Joris Ranchin
No. 13. How difficult is it to move from school to work? by Karinne Logez
No. 12. Which factors determine the level of expenditure on teaching staff? by Eric Charbonnier and Etienne Albiser
No. 10. What are the social benefits of education? by Koji Miyamoto
No. 9 How does class size vary around the world? by Elisabeth Villoutreix
No. 5 How is the global talent pool changing? by Pedro Garcia de León, Corinne Heckmann and Gara Rojas González
No: 3 How are girls doing in school – and women doing in employment – around the world? by Eric Charbonnier and Corinne Heckmann
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