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French Equivalent: Élève / étudiant à temps partiel

Students enrolled in primary and secondary-level educational programmes are considered to participate part-time if they attend school for less than 75 per cent of the school day or week (as locally defined) and would normally be expected to be in the programme for the entire academic year. At the tertiary level, an individual is considered part-time if he or she is taking a course load or educational programme that requires less than 75 per cent of a full-time commitment of time and resources.

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

Cross References:
Full-time equivalent student
Full-time student
Mode of study
Study load

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Friday, February 21, 2003