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Table C.2.04b. IEA: Percentage of eighth-grade students by their mathematics teachers' sex, mathematics teachers' age, and jurisdiction: 2007

Jurisdiction Sex   Age
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 43   0.5   57   0.5   21   0.4   30   0.5   26   0.5   23   0.4
                                               
Algeria   60   4.2   40   4.2   6 ! 1.9   25   3.8   63   4.0   7   2.0
Armenia   18   2.7   82   2.7   9   2.6   26   3.3   29   3.4   36   3.6
Australia   51   4.3   49   4.3   20   3.2   29   3.7   22   3.2   30   3.2
Bahrain   52   1.1   48   1.1   18   1.9   51   2.7   27   2.6   4 ! 1.4
Bosnia and Herzegovina   43   4.1   57   4.1   6 ! 2.1   22   3.3   22   3.7   50   3.5
                                               
Botswana   57   4.5   43   4.5   32   4.4   60   4.5   8   2.3   #  
Bulgaria   14   2.7   86   2.7       12   2.6   37   4.1   50   4.2
Chinese Taipei   43   4.4   57   4.4   16   3.2   45   4.1   29   3.7   10   2.4
Colombia   59   5.8   41   5.8   23   4.0   25   3.8   22   4.1   31   5.3
Cyprus   31   2.4   69   2.4   6   1.5   32   2.4   36   2.6   26   2.5
                                               
Czech Republic   21   3.3   79   3.3   13   2.4   19   3.0   34   3.6   35   3.9
Egypt   78   3.5   22   3.5   10   2.5   52   3.8   34   3.6   4 ! 1.4
El Salvador   45   4.6   55   4.6   21   3.7   45   4.9   27   3.3   7 ! 2.3
England   48   4.2   52   4.2   18   3.4   25   3.3   26   3.3   31   2.8
Georgia   11   3.2   89   3.2   3 ! 1.3   21   3.7   30   4.1   46   4.2
                                               
Ghana   92   2.2   8   2.2   52   3.9   28   4.2   16   3.1   4   1.1
Hong Kong SAR1   60   3.8   40   3.8   26   4.0   35   4.4   27   4.3   12   2.7
Hungary   20   3.3   80   3.3   9 ! 2.7   19   3.3   35   2.9   37   3.2
Indonesia   56   4.3   44   4.3   15   3.2   41   3.9   37   4.3   7 ! 2.3
Iran, Islamic Rep. of   58   2.0   42   2.0   26   3.2   49   3.5   20   3.1   5   1.3
                                               
Israel   24   3.3   76   3.3   15   2.7   33   3.2   32   3.0   20   2.4
Italy   19   2.8   81   2.8       10   1.9   22   2.3   67   2.9
Japan   57   3.7   43   3.7   20   3.1   28   3.3   39   3.7   13   2.7
Jordan   48   2.6   52   2.6   36   3.9   39   3.8   18   3.0   7   2.0
Korea, Rep. of   36   3.2   64   3.2   25   2.8   29   2.9   34   3.2   12   2.5
                                               
Kuwait2   49   2.5   51   2.5   19   3.7   49   4.9   22.0   3.6   10   2.9
Lebanon   58   4.4   42   4.4   33   4.0   27   3.6   22   3.7   19   3.8
Lithuania   7   1.7   93   1.7   7   1.8   12   2.7   47   4.0   34   3.4
Malaysia   29   3.7   71   3.7   22   3.7   39   4.1   28   3.8   10   2.5
Malta   41   0.2   59   0.2   47   0.2   30   0.2   13   0.2   10   0.1
                                               
Norway   59   3.6   41   3.6   10   2.2   34   3.0   17   2.3   39   2.5
Oman   48   2.4   52   2.4   83   3.0   14   2.9   3 ! 1.0   #  
Palestinian Nat'l Auth.   51   3.1   49   3.1   37   4.4   29   3.7   24   3.4   11   2.4
Qatar   49   0.2   51   0.2   25   0.1   40   0.1   22   0.1   13   0.1
Romania   40   3.4   60   3.4   6 ! 1.8   21   3.0   23   3.1   50   3.2
                                               
Russian Federation   6 ! 1.8   94   1.8   5   1.0   21   2.8   33   2.9   41   3.4
Saudi Arabia   53   1.7   47   1.7   35   4.3   46   4.2   13   2.6   7 ! 2.6
Scotland   42   3.1   58   3.1   16   2.1   25   3.0   25   2.9   33   3.6
Serbia   39   4.4   61   4.4   9   2.4   20   3.0   20   3.5   51   4.0
Singapore   36   2.7   64   2.7   45   2.5   31   2.3   12   1.8   12   1.3
                                               
Slovenia   18   2.0   82   2.0   17   2.1   23   2.4   39   3.0   21   2.5
Sweden   45   2.9   55   2.9   11   2.0   30   2.7   22   2.7   37   3.2
Syrian Arab Republic   45   3.8   55   3.8   34   3.8   39   4.0   17   3.0   10   2.8
Thailand   36   4.1   64   4.1   19   3.5   29   3.9   26   3.9   25   3.8
Tunisia   67   3.8   33   3.8   15   2.9   47   4.1   25   3.6   13   2.7
                                               
Turkey   55   4.2   45   4.2   49   4.0   16   2.8   19   3.3   16   3.4
Ukraine   9   2.4   91   2.4   8   2.3   21   3.1   31   4.1   40   4.2
United States   31   2.6   69   2.6   20   2.3   29   2.8   26   2.8   25   2.2
                                               
Benchmarking jurisdictions                                                
Basque Country, Spain 49   5.2   51   5.2   2   1.4   23   4.0   34   4.3   41   4.8
British Columbia, Canada 55   4.3   45   4.3   16   3.4   39   4.7   24   3.9   21   3.8
Dubai, UAE3 43   6.2   57   6.2   13   1.5   46   5.6   24   4.3   17   4.3
Massachusetts, US 44   6.1   56   6.1   23   5.6   29   6.5   23   5.3   25   5.3
Minnesota, US 50   8.2   50   8.2   33   8.6   32   7.7   19 ! 7.0   16   4.6
                                               
Ontario, Canada 51   3.6   49   3.6   20   3.8   50   5.0   16   3.6   14   3.5
Quebec, Canada 47   4.3   53   4.3   22   3.7   46   4.6   19   3.6   13   2.7
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. (Estimates are unstable.)
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
2 Data are available for at least 70 but less than 85 percent of students.
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. The international average is the average of the jurisdiction averages but does not include the benchmarking jurisdictions. Background data provided by teachers. 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 Mathematics 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 (15MB).
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