By Center for Educational Research, Oecd

The 2006 version of schooling at a look permits international locations to determine themselves within the gentle of alternative nations' functionality. It presents a wealthy, similar and up to date array of signs at the functionality of schooling structures and represents the consensus considering on the best way to degree the present kingdom of schooling across the world. the symptoms examine who participates in schooling, what's spent on it, how schooling platforms function, and on the effects accomplished. The latter comprises symptoms on quite a lot of results, from comparisons of scholars' functionality in key topic parts to the influence of schooling on gains and on adults' possibilities of employment. New fabric during this version comprises: extra research of result of the 2003 survey of the OECD s Programme for overseas scholar evaluate (PISA) , together with scholar entry to and use of ICT, research of the bottom acting scholars and the consequences on scholars functionality of family members heritage and how periods are organised in colleges. pattern facts on tertiary skills, together with projections for the 12 months 2014. development info on survival charges in tertiary schooling. The effect of demographic tendencies on schooling platforms, in addition to projections on expenditure for the 12 months 2015. development facts on anticipated years of schooling. guideline time according to topic for 9-to-14-year-olds. an image of pupil mobility and the importance of internationalisation of upper schooling. The ExcelTM spreadsheets used to create the tables and charts during this e-book can be found through the StatLinks revealed during this booklet. The tables, charts and the entire schooling Database are freely to be had through the OECD schooling web site.

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3. Gross graduation rate may include some double counting. Countries are ranked in descending order of tertiary-type A graduation rates. Source: OECD. 1. org/edu/eag2006). 1787/436145613668 Education at a Glance © OECD 2006 53 A3 CHAPTER A A3 THE OUTPUT OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE IMPACT OF LEARNING Similarly, in Switzerland, the increase in tertiary-type A graduation rates is largely due to reforms in the system which not only shortened the duration of the first degree but also created new universities focusing on applied sciences.

Source: OECD. 1. org/edu/eag2006). 1787/436145613668 50 Education at a Glance © OECD 2006 Other highlights of this indicator INDICATOR A3 • Tertiary-type A graduation rates tend to be higher in countries where the programmes provided are mainly of shorter duration. 3% for programmes leading to advanced research qualifications. • On average, some 30% of tertiary-type A students fail to successfully complete these programmes though there is marked variation from country to country. The highest tertiary-type A “survival rates” are reported by Ireland, Japan and Korea, at over 80% while the survival rates for Mexico, New Zealand and the United States are just over 50%.

From an international comparative point of view such programmes straddle the boundary between upper secondary and post-secondary education, even though they might clearly be considered either upper secondary or post-secondary programmes in a national context. Although the content of these programmes may not be significantly more advanced than upper secondary programmes, post-secondary non-tertiary programmes programs serve to broaden the knowledge of participants who have already gained an upper secondary qualification.

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