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Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators

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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Publication Date: 
13 Sep 2011

Full report in pdf
Ordering information and all online data tools (including a new Excel-based tool that allows users to view one country's performance and compare it to that of other countries on a number of indicators published in Education at a Glance.)


Across OECD countries, governments are having to work with shrinking public budgets while designing policies to make education more effective and responsive to growing demand.

The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. It provides a broad array of comparable indicators on education systems and represents the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally.

The indicators show who participates in education, how much is spent on it, and how education systems operate. They also illustrate a wide range of educational outcomes, comparing, for example, student performance in key subjects and the impact of education on earnings and on adults' chances of employment.

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