ERIC Number: ED438333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
International Education Indicators: A Time Series Perspective, 1985-1995.
Baldi, Stephane; Khalaf, George; Perie, Marianne; Sherman, Joel D.
This report compared educational trends in economically developed countries over time. The countries examined are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an organization of 29 countries dedicated to promoting economic growth and development around the world. In the United States, the 11 years included in this report were marked by increasing awareness of a range of critical issues in education, such as equal access to quality education, violence and drug use in schools, the increasing cost of higher education, the quality of teachers and teacher training, the implementation of technology in the schools, and the relationship between technological changes in the labor market and school curriculum. The indicators in this report permit the assessment of how well the United States has met some of the educational challenges of the past decade and permit the comparison of developments in the United States with those in other developed countries. The 18 indicators presented are divided into 5 sections: (1) demographic and socioeconomic context of education; (2) participation in education; (3) financial and human resources; (4) system outcomes; and (5) labor market outcomes. In the period from 1985 through 1995, there were increases in the rates of enrollment in secondary and higher education in virtually every OECD country. Public direct expenditures on education as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product remained fairly stable across OECD members, and first university degree graduation ratios increased in most OECD countries. Overall, the educational attainment of adults increased in most OECD countries, with the United States having a greater percentage of adults with at least a university education than any other G-7 country. (Contains 18 figures and 64 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Demography, Developed Nations, Economic Factors, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Expenditures, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, International Studies, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.