Education at a Glance 2011 - Media Review


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The UK is the third most expensive place in the world to go to university, it emerged today, with fears it could top international league tables when fees soar next year.

Britain has some of the worst dropout rates from schools and colleges in the developed world – more than nations such as Estonia, Greece and Slovenia, it was revealed yesterday.

The US is losing its advantage in the global talent pool as the number of adults gaining college degrees in countries such as China and South Korea increases rapidly, according to a new study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Australian has dramatically improved its position with among the highest proportion of 25 to 34 year olds with a degree, according to a new OECD report

Just as the release of the OECD's Education at a Glance is a predictable event that happens this time each year, so is the response from the president of the Australian Education Union, Angelo Gavrielatos.

Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation gives Israel a poor grade on investment in education; new high school teachers in Israel earn about half as much as teachers in other OECD countries.

Scots teachers putting in hours in classroom (Herald Scotland 14.09.2011)

Teachers in Scotland spend more time in the classroom then most of their counterparts across the developed world. A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found Scottish secondary school staff spend 855 hours a year.

Teachers saleries in the Republic are among the highest in the world, even though overall spending on the education system here remains very low when compared to other countries.

The OECD report has drawn a furious response from the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI), which claims its “datedfindings are only of “archaeological relevance.

Migrants are better qualified and holding down better-paid jobs than people born in the UK, according to a major international study published yesterday

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