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A full-time equivalent (FTE) attempts to standardise a full-time teacher’s teaching load against that of a part-time teacher.

The basis for the calculation are the “statutory working hours” and not the “total or actual working hours” or “total or actual teaching hours”.

The full-time equivalence of part-time educational personnel is then determined by calculating the ratio of hours worked by part-time personnel over the statutory hours worked by a full-time employee during the school year.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Wednesday, March 5, 2003