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Education in States and Nations: 1991

(ESN) Table 15a: Number of public and private schools, number of students, and average number of students per school in preprimary through secondary schools, by level and country: Various years

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                       Number of schools                Preprimary-    Average
                                           Combined       secondary  number of
                    Preprimary           preprimary     students(in   students
Country         Year  -primary Secondary -secondary Total thousands) perschool
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Australia         1992  7,086      1,617    1,254   9,957     3,099       311
Belgium*       1990-91  1,878        692      **    2,570       799       311
Canada            1989     **         **      **   14,300     5,020       351
Finland           1993     **        820   4,610    5,430       849       156
France         1991-92 62,119     11,306     **   73,425    12,219        166
Germany           1991 19,877     16,172    580   36,629    10,119        276
Japan             1989 39,903     16,781     **   56,684    22,376        395
Korea             1990 14,689      4,198     **   18,887     9,867        522
New Zealand       1990  2,917        253    146    3,316       692        209
Spain          1990-91 20,517      5,370     **   25,887     8,369        323
Taiwan         1991-92  4,432        975     **    5,396     4,711        873
United Kingdom 1991-92 25,338      4,731  2,488   32,557     9,049        278
United States  1991-92 78,078     26,510  3,269  107,857    42,964        398
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*French Community only.
** Not available.

NOTE: Private school data included in U.S. figures for the number of schools by level are adjusted using national percentages of public school distribution by level. See supplemental note to Indicator 15 for details on data, including their sources, for all countries, Australia, Belgium (French Community), Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and the supplemental note for a discussion of levels of education.

SOURCE: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Education Profiles. U.S. Department of Education, , Digest of Education Statistics, 1993, Tables 44 and 95; Digest of Education Statistics, 1994, Table 63. United Nations' Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Statistical Yearbook, 1992. Various country sources - See supplemental note to Indicator 15 for a listing.



Figure 15b Processes and Institutions Indicators Table 15b
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