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ERIC Number: ED478252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 108
Abstractor: N/A
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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)
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Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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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