ERIC Number: ED478252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2002.
Sherman, Joel D.; Honegger, Steven D.; McGivern, Jennifer L.
This report presents a set of education indicators that describes how the United States education system compares with those of the other G-8 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom. The data were collected from three main sources: the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's National Education Systems project; assessments conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement; and the Program for International Student Assessment. The indicators are organized into five major sections: (1) "Demographic and Socioeconomic Context of Education"; (2) "Preprimary and Primary Education"; (3) "Secondary Education"; (4) "Higher Education"; and (5) "Education and the Labor Force." In total, the report presents 31 indicators, among which are the following: educational attainment of the population; access to primary education; human resources in primary education; public school teachers' salaries; achievement of secondary-school students; expenditures for primary and secondary education; access to higher education; science and mathematics degrees; and labor market outcome of education. The report includes numerous graphs, charts, and tables; key findings for each indicator; a section that highlights key findings; a glossary; and a description and classification of G-8 countries' education systems. (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Indicators, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Public Education, Public Schools, Statistical Studies, Student Behavior, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Student Ratio
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Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; France; Germany; Italy; Japan; Russia; United Kingdom; United States
IES Cited: ED482960