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Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators, 2004 Edition

Across OECD countries, governments are seeking policies to make education more effective while searching for additional resources to meet the increasing demand for education.

The 2004 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. It provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators on the performance of education systems that represent the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally.
Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators
The focus of the 2004 edition is on the quality of learning outcomes, the policy levers and contextual factors that shape these outcomes, and the broader private and social returns that accrue to investments in education. For the first time, the publication also provides indicators on how the labour market returns to education have evolved over time as education systems have expanded.

The picture is not limited to aggregate country performance, but also incorporates variations within countries. This allows for an examination of issues of equity in the provision and outcomes of education, on dimensions such as gender, age, socio-economic background, type of institution, or field of education.

Finally, for many indicators, a significantly larger number of OECD countries are now providing data. Through the World Education Indicators program, a wide range of non-member countries have also contributed to this year’s edition of Education at a Glance, extending the coverage of some of the indicators to almost two-thirds of the world population.

The thematic organization of the volume and the background information accompanying the tables and charts make Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators a valuable resource for anyone interested in analyzing education systems across countries.

Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2004.
Catalogue No. 962004081P
Price $91.50
Format Softcover
Pages 460
Language English; Aussi disponible en français
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Last modified: September 28, 2004

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