Students' instruction 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, lower secondary 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 by level of education.

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Students' instruction time in compulsory educationAbstract

This dataset presents internationally comparable data on instruction time in full-time compulsory education. It covers primary, lower secondary 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 by level of education.

Data source(s) used

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

Education at a Glancehttp://www.oecd.org/education/education-at-a-glance/
Source Periodicity

Yearly (2014-2019), Biennial (2021-)

Periodicity

Yearly

Reference period

School year
Data should refer to the school year Y-1/Y (for example 2020/2021) or in the case of Southern Hemisphere countries, Y (2021).
The most recent reference year is 2021.

Date last updated

16 September 2021

Contact person

Etienne ALBISER (etienne.albiser@oecd.org)
Choyi WHANG (choyi.whang@oecd.org)

Other data characteristics

Further detail as to the methodology used during the data collection for each indicator, the references to the sources and the specific notes for each country are available in:

Annex 3 - Education at a Glancehttps://www.oecd.org/education/education-at-a-glance/EAG2021_Annex3_ChapterD.pdf
Key statistical concept

Key statistical concepts, definitions and methodologies underlying the indicators are available in the:

OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statistics 2018https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264304444-en
Classification(s) used

Detailed presentation and explanation of the ISCED 2011 classification is available in :

OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statistics 2018https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264304444-en
Recommended uses and limitations

are included in:

OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statistics 2018https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264304444-en
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