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Table C.2.01. Organization of teachers' working time over the school year, by education level and country: 2007

  Number of weeks of instruction   Number of days of instruction   Net teaching time in hours   Working time required at school in hours   Total statutory working time in hours
Country Primary education Lower secondary education Upper secondary education, general programs   Primary education Lower secondary education Upper secondary education, general programs   Primary education Lower secondary education Upper secondary education, general programs   Primary education Lower secondary education Upper secondary education, general programs   Primary education Lower secondary education Upper secondary education, general programs
OECD average 38 38 38   187 186 184   798 709 653   1185 1214 1159   1662 1652 1656
                                       
OECD countries                                      
Australia 40 40 40   197 197 197   877 815 813   1208 1230 1230  
Austria 38 38 38   180 180 180   774 607 589     1768 1768
Belgium (Flemish) 37 37 37   179 180 180   806 691 645   931  
Belgium (French) 37 37 37   181 181 181   724 662 603    
Czech Republic 40 40 40   193 193 193   849 637 608     1688 1688 1688
                                       
Denmark 42 42 42   200 200 200   648 648 364   1306 1306   1680 1680 1680
England 38 38 38   190 190 190     1265 1265 1265   1265 1265 1265
Finland 38 38 38   188 188 188   677 592 550    
France 35 35 35     914 632 618    
Germany 40 40 40   193 193 193   806 758 714     1750 1750 1750
                                       
Greece 40 38 38   195 185 185   751 559 544   1500 1425 1425   1762 1762 1762
Hungary 37 37 37   185 185 185   583 555 555     1864 1864 1864
Iceland 36 36 35   180 180 175   671 671 560   1650 1650 1720   1800 1800 1800
Ireland 37 33 33   183 167 167   946 735 735   1036 735 735  
Italy 38 38 38   167 167 167   735 601 601    
                                       
Japan 40 40 40   200 200 198   705 600 498     1960 1960 1960
Korea 37 37 37   204 204 204   755 545 480     1554 1554 1554
Luxembourg 36 36 36   176 176 176   774 642 642   1022 890 890  
Mexico 42 42 36   200 200 172   800 1047 843   800 1167 971  
Netherlands 40   195   930     1659 1659 1659
                                       
New Zealand 39 39 38   197 194 190   985 968 950   985 968 950  
Norway 38 38 38   190 190 190   741 654 523   1300 1225 1150   1688 1688 1688
Poland        
Portugal 37 37 37   171 171 171   855 752 684   1261 1261 1261   1432 1432 1432
Scotland 38 38 38   190 190 190   855 855 855     1365 1365 1365
                                       
Slovak Republic        
Spain 37 37 36   176 176 171   880 713 693   1140 1140 1140   1425 1425 1425
Sweden       1360 1360 1360   1767 1767 1767
Switzerland        
Turkey 38 38   180 180   639 567   870 756   1832 1832
                                       
United States 36 36 36   180 180 180   1080 1080 1080   1332 1368 1368  
                                       
Non-OECD Countries                                      
Brazil 40 40 40   200 200 200   800 800 800   800 800 800   800 800 800
Chile 40 40 40   191 191 191   860 860 860   1152 1152 1152  
Estonia 39 39 39   175 175 175   630 630 578   1540 1540 1540  
Israel 43 42 42   183 175 175   1025 788 665   1221 945 945  
Russian Federation 34 35 35   164 169 169   656 845 845    
                                       
Slovenia 40 40 40   188 188 188   682 682 626    
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2009). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2009, table D4.1. Paris: Author.
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