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Table 459. Teachers' statutory teaching and total working time and average class size in public elementary and secondary schools, by level of education and country: 2010
Country Statutory teaching and total 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 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
OECD average2  38 38 38 187 185 183 782 704 658 1,678 1,673 1,676 21 23
Australia3 40 40 40 196 196 193 868 819 803 23 23
Austria3 38 38 38 180 180 180 779 607 589 1,776 1,776 18 22
Belgium (Flemish)3 37 37 37 179 180 180 761 675 630
Belgium (French)3 38 38 38 183 183 183 732 671 610 21
Canada3 37 37 37 183 183 183 799 740 744
                             
Chile3 38 38 38 179 179 179 1,087 1,087 1,087 2,068 2,068 2,068 27 28
Czech Republic3 41 41 41 196 196 196 862 647 617 1,696 1,696 1,696 20 21
Denmark4 42 42 42 200 200 200 650 650 377 1,680 1,680 1,680 20 21
England4 38 38 38 190 190 190 684 703 703 1,265 1,265 1,265
Estonia5 39 39 39 175 175 175 630 630 578 1,540 1,540 1,540 18 19
                             
Finland6 38 38 38 189 189 189 680 595 553 19 20
France4 35 35 35 918 646 632 23 24
Germany3 40 40 40 193 193 193 805 756 713 1,793 1,793 1,793 21 25
Greece3 36 31 31 177 153 153 589 415 415 17 22
Hungary6 37 37 37 183 183 183 604 604 604 1,864 1,864 1,864 21 22
                             
Iceland3 37 37 35 180 180 170 624 624 544 1,800 1,800 1,800 18 20
Ireland3 37 33 33 183 167 167 915 735 735 24
Israel3 38 37 37 183 175 175 820 598 521 29 31
Italy6 39 39 39 175 175 175 770 630 630 19 21
Japan4 40 40 40 201 201 198 707 602 500 1,876 1,876 1,876 28 33
                             
Korea, Republic of5 40 40 40 220 220 220 807 627 616 1,680 1,680 1,680 27 35
Luxembourg3 36 36 36 176 176 176 739 634 634 15 19
Mexico3 42 42 36 200 200 172 800 1,047 843 20 28
Netherlands5,7 40 195 930 750 750 1,659 1,659 1,659 22
New Zealand3 39 38 38 194 192 190 930 845 760
                             
Norway3 38 38 38 190 190 190 741 654 523 1,688 1,688 1,688
Poland3 38 38 37 186 184 183 502 497 494 1,520 1,504 1,496 19 23
Portugal5 37 37 37 173 173 173 865 761 761 1,456 1,456 1,456 20 22
Scotland5 38 38 38 190 190 190 855 855 855 1,365 1,365 1,365
Slovak Republic3 38 38 38 189 189 189 841 652 624 1,583 1,583 1,583 18 21
                             
Slovenia3 40 40 40 190 190 190 690 690 633 18 20
Spain3 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
Turkey3 37 37 175 175 621 551 1,816 1,816 26
                             
United Kingdom 26 21
United States4 36 36 36 180 180 180 1,097 1,068 1,051 1,913 1,977 1,998 20 24
                             
Other reporting                            
countries                            
Brazil 40 40 40 200 200 200 800 800 800 800 800 800 26 30
China 35 35 35 175 175 175 37 54
Indonesia4 44 44 44 244 200 200 697 544 638 1,069 1,069 1,069 27 36
Russian Federation4 34 35 35 164 169 169 615 507 507 17 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 Typical teaching time reported.
4 Actual teaching time reported.
5 Maximum teaching time reported.
6 Minimum teaching time reported.
7 Average class size data are for 2006.
NOTE: In this table, elementary school corresponds to International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level 1 (U.S. grades 1 through 6), junior high school corresponds to ISCED level 2 (U.S. grades 7 through 9), and senior high school corresponds to ISCED level 3 (U.S. grades 10 through 12).
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2012. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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