Education at a Glance

OECD Indicators 1997

Release Date: December 1, 1997

Governments around the world are seeking policies that make education more effective while searching for additional resources to meet the increasing demand for education. The OECD education indicators enable countries to see themselves in light of other countries’ performance. They reflect on both the human and financial resources invested in education and on the returns on these investments.

This book provides a richer and more comparable and up-to-date array of indicators than ever before. The 41 indicators represent the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of educational internationally. The thematic organization of the volume and the background information accompanying the tables and the charts make this publication a valuable resource for anyone interested in analyzing education systems across countries.

The OECD education indicators are published simultaneously with the book Education at a Glance: Analysis, which examines selected themes of key importance for governments.

The data underlying the OECD education indicators are accessible via the Internet at the OECD Site.