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Education at a Glance

OECD Indicators - 2004 Edition

Education at a Glance by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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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.

The focus of the 2004 edition of Education at a Glance 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 indicators are not limited to aggregate country performance, but also address 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.

The thematic organisation of the volume and the background information accompanying the tables and charts make this publication a valuable resource for anyone interested in analysing education systems across countries.

The data underlying the OECD education indicators are accessible via the Internet (www.oecd.org/edu/eag2004).

FURTHER READING
The companion volume Education Policy Analysis takes up selected themes of key importance for governments.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; January 2004
461 pages; ISBN 9789264015692
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Title: Education at a Glance
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
 
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