ERIC Number: ED450452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Investing in Education: Analysis of the 1999 World Education Indicators. Education and Skills.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
This Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development report documents the growing demand for learning around the world. A quantitative description of the functioning of education systems allows for international comparisons and the identification of the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to providing quality education. Chapter 1, "Country Profiles," surveys government priorities and recent trends in educational participation, attainment, policy design, enrollment, and funding indicators for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Paraguay, Philippines, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uruguay, and Zimbabwe. Chapter 2, "Managing the Growth of Educational Participation," explores patterns in data on school demand, participation, demographic changes, gender and income disparities, progression, completion, and school types. Chapter 3, "Mobilizing Resources and Encouraging Efficiency," looks beyond aggregate data to examine ways in which countries support particular types, or levels, of education, encourage student participation, provide capital investments, and achieve educational improvements as measured by teachers' salaries, qualifications, yearly instructional hours, and student-teacher ratios. Annex A1 provides notes pertaining to coverage and the main sources of data. Annex A2 organizes definitions and notes important for understanding of indicators. Annex A3 provides cross-references between data tables and notes. Annex A4 provides the full set of data. Annex A5 documents allocation of national educational programs, according to the International Standard Classification of Education criteria. (TEJ)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Educational Discrimination, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Sponsor: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).