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Table C.2.03b. IEA: Percentage of eighth-grade students by their science teachers' sex, science teachers' age, and jurisdiction: 2007

    Sex   Age
Jurisdiction Male   s.e.   Female   s.e.   29 years or under   s.e.   30-39 years   s.e.   40-49 years   s.e.   50 years or older   s.e.
International average 41   0.4   59   0.4   21   0.4   32   0.4   27   0.4   21   0.3
                                               
Algeria 46   3.6   54   3.6   7   1.9   35   3.0   52   3.3   6   1.5
Armenia 12   2.3   88   2.3   10   1.6   27   2.2   32   2.5   31   2.0
Australia 50   3.6   50   3.6   23   2.6   24   3.0   26   2.8   27   2.9
Bahrain   50   0.9   50   0.9   18   2.3   53   2.5   28   2.6   2 ! 0.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 38   2.0   62   2.0   10   1.5   21   1.8   25   1.9   44   2.3
                                               
Botswana 58   4.2   42   4.2   42   4.7   53   4.4   4 ! 1.8   1 ! 0.3
Bulgaria 16   1.7   84   1.7   4 ! 1.5   25   2.6   30   2.5   41   2.5
Chinese Taipei 63   3.7   37   3.7   15   3.1   40   4.2   35   4.1   9   2.5
Colombia 36   4.9   64   4.9   15   3.0   29   4.4   29   4.0   27   5.4
Cyprus1 38   1.3   62   1.3   13   0.6   15   0.9   47   0.9   25   0.8
                                               
Czech Republic 30   2.3   70   2.3   15   1.9   20   1.9   25   1.7   40   2.3
Egypt 59   4.2   41   4.2   20   3.5   39   3.9   38   4.0    
El Salvador 51   4.4   49   4.4   14   2.9   51   4.1   29   3.5   6   1.6
England 45   2.9   55   2.9   26   3.0   28   2.5   21   2.1   26   2.7
Georgia 8   1.2   92   1.2   5   1.2   23   2.3   33   2.3   40   3.1
                                               
Ghana 92   2.1   8   2.1   52   3.9   32   4.1   8   2.1   8   2.3
Hong Kong SAR2 63   4.7   37   4.7   23   4.0   39   4.5   27   4.3   12   3.2
Hungary 24   2.0   76   2.0   7   1.3   17   1.7   39   2.2   37   2.3
Indonesia 44   3.8   56   3.8   20   2.3   44   3.2   31   3.0   5   1.2
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 58   2.1   42   2.1   14   2.5   53   3.4   24   3.0   9   1.9
                                               
Israel   22   3.1   78   3.1   16   3.1   29   3.2   34   3.5   21   2.9
Italy 19   2.8   81   2.8       10   1.9   22   2.3   67   2.9
Japan 84   3.0   16   3.0   19   3.1   25   3.6   32   4.0   25   3.7
Jordan 47   2.1   53   2.1   44   4.4   36   4.0   14   2.9   6 ! 1.9
Korea, Rep. of 37   3.4   63   3.4   21   3.1   26   3.3   41   3.3   12   2.8
                                               
Kuwait1 50   3.0   50   3.0   23   3.7   42   4.3   27   3.2   9   2.4
Lebanon 36   3.6   64   3.6   42   4.1   33   3.6   17   2.3   9   2.2
Lithuania 19   1.7   81   1.7   7   1.3   17   1.6   40   2.1   36   2.1
Malaysia 25   3.3   75   3.3   23   3.5   49   4.4   23   3.5   6 ! 2.0
Malta 43   0.3   57   0.3   47   0.3   30   0.2   14   0.2   8   0.2
                                               
Norway 61   3.2   39   3.2   10   2.5   40   3.6   14   2.3   35   3.1
Oman 49   2.4   51   2.4   76   3.5   18   3.2   5 ! 1.6    
Palestinian Nat'l Auth. 47   2.5   53   2.5   36   3.9   26   3.4   27   3.9   11   2.6
Qatar 51   0.2   49   0.2   22   0.1   51   0.2   18   0.1   9   0.1
Romania 28   2.2   72   2.2   13   1.5   22   1.9   23   1.9   42   2.6
                                               
Russian Federation 8   1.1   92   1.1   10   1.3   21   1.4   32   2.0   36   1.9
Saudi Arabia 51   2.0   49   2.0   24   3.3   63   3.8   13   3.0    
Scotland1 49   2.3   51   2.3   20   2.0   15   1.7   26   2.5   38   2.1
Serbia 26   1.9   74   1.9   4   0.7   26   1.9   26   1.6   44   2.2
Singapore 36   2.4   64   2.4   44   2.5   29   2.3   13   1.5   14   1.6
                                               
Slovenia 18   1.7   82   1.7   9   1.6   24   2.0   43   2.4   24   2.4
Sweden 48   3.0   52   3.0   12   2.0   33   3.0   21   2.1   34   2.7
Syrian Arab Republic 32   3.0   68   3.0   35   3.2   26   2.7   33   3.2   6   1.5
Thailand 32   3.9   68   3.9   23   3.6   29   3.6   27   3.8   21   3.5
Tunisia 35   3.9   65   3.9   17   3.2   48   3.7   25   3.1   10   2.6
                                               
Turkey 51   4.4   49   4.4   33   3.6   36   4.0   17   3.4   14   3.2
Ukraine 14   1.7   86   1.7   12   1.7   26   2.2   29   1.9   33   2.1
United States 42   3.0   58   3.0   15   2.4   30   2.7   25   2.4   30   3.0
                                               
Benchmarking jurisdictions                                              
Basque Country, Spain 44   4.8   56   4.8   5 ! 2.3   20   3.4   47   4.6   28   4.1
British Columbia, Canada 54   4.2   46   4.2   15   2.6   41   3.5   24   3.7   20   3.1
Dubai, UAE3 38   4.1   62   4.1   15   2.9   49   4.6   23   5.5   13 ! 4.3
Massachusetts, US 43   5.1   57   5.1   25   5.9   22   6.1   29   6.1   24   6.5
Minnesota, US 58   6.0   42   6.0   30   6.1   16   4.7   26   7.1   28   6.1
                                               
Ontario, Canada 45   4.1   55   4.1   24   4.3   45   4.4   20   3.9   12   2.8
Quebec, Canada 48   4.2   52   4.2   35   4.8   34   5.0   23   4.4   8 ! 2.7
! Interpret data with caution. (Estimates are unstable.)
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Data are available for at least 70 but less than 85 percent of students.
2 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
3 Data are available for at least 50 but less than 70 percent of students.
NOTE: Morocco participated in 2007 but did not satisfy guidelines for sample participation rates and is therefore not shown. Background data provided by teachers who provided science lessons to students. The international average is the average of the jurisdiction averages but does not include the benchmarking jursidictions. Benchmarking jurisdictions are subnational entities that followed the same international guidelines as countries to participate in TIMSS. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant. Standard error is noted by s.e. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Data from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007. Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., and Foy, P. (2008). TIMSS 2007 International Science Report: Findings from IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study at the Fourth and Eighth Grades, exhibit 6.1. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College PDF File (14MB).
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