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Table 413. Teachers' statutory working time and average class sizes in public elementary and secondary schools, by level of education and country: 2009
Country Statutory teaching and working time Average class size
Number of weeks of instruction Number of days of instruction Net teaching time in hours Total working time in hours
Elemen-
tary
Junior
high school
(lower secondary)
Senior
high school
(upper sec-
ondary)1
Elemen-
tary
Junior
high school
(lower secondary)
Senior
high school
(upper sec-
ondary)1
Elemen-
tary
Junior
high school
(lower secondary)
Senior
high school
(upper sec-
ondary)1
Elemen-
tary
Junior
high school
(lower secondary)
Senior
high school
(upper sec-
ondary)1
Elemen-
tary
Junior
high school
(lower sec-
ondary)1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
OECD average2 38 38 38 186 185 183 779 701 656 1,665 1,660 1,663 21 24
Australia 40 40 40 197 197 193 874 812 797 23 23
Austria 38 38 38 180 180 180 779 607 589 1,776 1,776 19 22
Belgium (Flemish) 37 37 37 178 179 179 801 687 642
Belgium (French) 38 38 38 183 183 183 732 671 610 20
Chile. 40 40 40 191 191 191 1,232 1,232 1,232 1,760 1,760 1,760 28 29
                             
Czech Republic 40 40 40 189 189 189 832 624 595 1,664 1,664 1,664 20 22
Denmark3 42 42 42 200 200 200 648 648 377 1,680 1,680 1,680 20 20
England3 38 38 38 190 190 190 635 714 714 1,265 1,265 1,265
Estonia 39 39 39 175 175 175 630 630 578 18 20
Finland 38 38 38 188 188 188 677 592 550 20 20
                             
France3  35 35 35 918 642 628 23 24
Germany 40 40 40 193 193 193 805 756 713 1,775 1,775 1,775 22 25
Greece 36 32 32 177 157 157 589 426 426 17 21
Hungary 37 37 37 181 181 181 597 597 597 1,864 1,864 1,864 21 22
Iceland3 36 36 35 176 176 171 609 609 547 1,800 1,800 1,800 18 20
                             
Ireland 37 33 33 183 167 167 915 735 735 24
Israel 43 42 42 183 176 176 788 589 524 27 32
Italy 39 39 39 172 172 172 757 619 619 19 21
Japan3  40 40 40 201 201 198 707 602 500 1,899 1,899 1,899 28 33
Korea, Republic of 40 40 40 220 220 220 836 618 605 1,680 1,680 1,680 29 35
                             
Luxembourg 36 36 36 176 176 176 739 634 634 15 19
Mexico 42 42 36 200 200 172 800 1,047 843 20 29
Netherlands4 40 195 930 750 750 1,659 1,659 1,659 22
Norway 38 38 38 190 190 190 741 654 523 1,688 1,688 1,688
Poland 37 37 37 181 179 180 489 483 486 1,480 1,464 1,472 19 24
                             
Portugal 37 37 37 175 175 175 875 770 770 1,464 1,464 1,464 20 22
Scotland 38 38 38 190 190 190 855 855 855 1,365 1,365 1,365
Slovak Republic 38 38 38 187 187 187 832 645 617 1,560 1,560 1,560 18 21
Slovenia 40 40 40 190 190 190 690 690 633 19 20
Spain 37 37 36 176 176 171 880 713 693 1,425 1,425 1,425 20 24
                             
Sweden 1,767 1,767 1,767
Switzerland 19 19
Turkey 38 38 180 180 639 567 1,808 1,808 26
United Kingdom 26 21
United States3 36 36 36 180 180 180 1,097 1,068 1,051 1,913 1,977 1,998 24 23
                             
Other reporting
   countries
                           
Brazil 40 40 40 200 200 200 800 800 800 800 800 800 27 30
China 35 35 35 175 175 175 37 55
Indonesia 44 44 44 251 163 163 1,255 734 734 28 36
Russian Federation3 34 35 35 164 169 169 615 507 507 16 18
—Not available.
†Not applicable according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
1 General programs only.
2 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting OECD countries, to which each country or country component reporting data contributes equally.
3 Actual teaching and working time.
4 Average class size data are for 2006.
NOTE: For the U.S. data in this table, elementary school corresponds to grades 1 through 6, junior high school corresponds to grades 7 through 9, and senior high school corresponds to grades 10 through 12. Canada and New Zealand are not shown in this table due to missing data.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2011. (This table was prepared July 2011.)

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