Insturction time in compulsory education
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This dataset presents internationally comparable data on instruction time in full-time compulsory education. It covers primary and (lower and upper) secondary general education, but excludes pre-primary education, even if compulsory. Total number of instruction hours and the distribution of hours per subject is available either by level of education or by age.

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Etienne ALBISER (etienne.albiser@oecd.org)

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12 September 2017

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School year
Data should refer to the school year Y/Y+1 (for example 2016/2017) or in the case of Southern Hemisphere countries, Y+1 (2017).

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Yearly

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Annual data

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Levels of education refer to the International standard Classification of Educaiton (ISCED) 2011.

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Data refer to instruction time as established in public regulations (and do not show actual number of instruction hours that students received).
Total number of instruction hours and the distribution of hours per subject is available either by level of education or by age. However data cannot be displayed by age for each level of education, or by level for each age group.
Technical notes are available in Annex 3 of

Insturction time in compulsory educationAbstract

This dataset presents internationally comparable data on instruction time in full-time compulsory education. It covers primary and (lower and upper) secondary general education, but excludes pre-primary education, even if compulsory. Total number of instruction hours and the distribution of hours per subject is available either by level of education or by age.

Data source(s) used

Joint Eurydice-OECD Instruction time data collection
For more information see

Education_at_a_Glancehttp://www.oecd.org/edu/eag.htm
Source Periodicity

Yearly

Periodicity

Yearly

Reference period

Annual data

Date last updated

12 September 2017

Contact person

Etienne ALBISER (etienne.albiser@oecd.org)

Other data characteristics

School year
Data should refer to the school year Y/Y+1 (for example 2016/2017) or in the case of Southern Hemisphere countries, Y+1 (2017).

Classification(s) used

Levels of education refer to the International standard Classification of Educaiton (ISCED) 2011.

Recommended uses and limitations

Data refer to instruction time as established in public regulations (and do not show actual number of instruction hours that students received).
Total number of instruction hours and the distribution of hours per subject is available either by level of education or by age. However data cannot be displayed by age for each level of education, or by level for each age group.
Technical notes are available in Annex 3 of

Education_at_a_Glancehttp://www.oecd.org/edu/eag.htm
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