Early childhood and schools

TALIS 2008 and 2013


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Who was surveyed?

  • International target population: Lower secondary education teachers and leaders of mainstream schools.
  • Target sample size: 200 schools per country; 20 teachers and 1 school leader in each school.
  • School samples: Representative samples of schools and teachers within schools


Participating countries and economies

 TALIS began in 2008 in 24 countries and economies, focusing on lower secondary education. TALIS 2013 covered 34 countries and economies, with an additional 4 countries and economies administering the survey in 2014, making a total of 38. In TALIS 2013, participants were also able to conduct the survey in their primary and upper secondary schools. Some countries and economies also chose to gain additional insights by conducting the survey in schools that participated in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).


Australia Estonia Latvia Romania
Finland Lithuania Serbia
Belgium (Flanders) France Malaysia
Brazil Georgia3 Malta
Russian Federation3
Bulgaria Hungary
Mexico Slovak Republic
Canada (Alberta) Iceland Netherlands Slovenia
Chile Ireland
New Zealand3 Spain
Croatia Israel Norway Sweden
Cyprus 1.2. Italy People's Republic of China (Shanghai)3 Turkey
Czech Republic Japan Poland United Kingdom (England)
Denmark Korea Portugal United States
      United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)

1. Footnote by Turkey: The information in this document with reference to “Cyprus” relates to the southern part of the Island. There is no single authority representing both Turkish and Greek Cypriot people on the Island. Turkey recognises the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Until a lasting and equitable solution is found within the context of the United Nations, Turkey shall preserve its position concerning the “Cyprus issue

2. Footnote by all the European Union Member States of the OECD and the European Union: The Republic of Cyprus is recognised by all members of the United Nations with the exception of Turkey. The information in this document relates to the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.

3. Administered the survey in 2014.


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