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Education at a Glance 2012

OECD Indicators

By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD

Education at a Glance is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of nonmember G-20 nations. The 2012 edition features more than 100 charts, 200 tables, and 90,000 data.

In this comprehensive volume, new indicators focus on • The effect of the global economic crisis on education expenditures • The state of early childhood education systems around the world • Intergenerational mobility in higher education among different socioeconomic groups • The impact of education on macroeconomic outcomes, such as GDP • How trends in education spending are affected by variations in teachers’ salaries, class size, instruction time, and teaching time across countries • Career expectations among boys and girls at age 15, as compared to higher education outcomes • The makeup of the teaching force in different countries and the training requirements for entering the teaching profession • The pathways and gateways to gain access to secondary and tertiary education

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