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Table C.2.18. OECD: Number of teaching hours per year, by level of education and country: 2000, 2005-2009

Country Primary level   Lower secondary level   Upper secondary level
2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009   2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009   2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
OECD average 773 781 792 780 770 779   693 696 711 706 696 701   620 653 662 657 649 656
OECD countries                                        
Australia 882 888 884 877 873 874   811 810 818 815 812 812   803 810 817 813 810 797
Austria - 774 774 774 779 779   - 607 607 607 607 607   - 589 589 589 589 589
Belgium (Flemish) 826 806 797 806 810 801   712 720 684 691 695 687   668 675 638 645 649 642
Belgium (French) 804 722 724 724 724 732   728 724 662 662 662 671   668 664 603 603 603 610
Canada - - - - - -   - - - - - -   - - - - - -
Chile - - 864 860 - 1232   - - 864 860 - 1232   - - 864 860 - 1232
Czech Republic 650 813 854 849 849 832   650 647 640 637 637 624   621 617 611 608 608 595
Denmark1 640 640 648 648 648 648   640 640 648 648 648 648   560 560 364 364 364 377
England1 - - - 631 654 635   - - - 714 722 714   - - - 714 722 714
Estonia 630 630 630 630 630 630   630 630 630 630 630 630   578 578 578 578 578 578
Finland 656 677 677 677 677 677   570 592 592 592 592 592   527 550 550 550 550 550
France1 907 918 910 914 926 918   639 639 634 632 644 642   611 625 616 618 630 628
Germany 783 808 810 806 805 805   732 758 758 758 756 756   690 714 714 714 715 713
Greece 609 604 604 590 593 589   426 434 429 426 429 426   429 430 421 423 429 426
Hungary 583 583 583 583 597 597   555 555 555 555 597 597   555 555 555 555 597 597
Iceland1 629 671 671 671 671 609   629 671 671 671 671 609   464 560 560 560 560 547
Ireland 915 915 915 915 915 915   735 735 735 735 735 735   735 735 735 735 735 735
Israel 731 731 731 731 731 788   579 579 579 579 579 589   524 524 524 524 524 524
Italy 744 739 735 735 735 757   608 605 601 601 601 619   608 605 601 601 601 619
Japan1 635 578 - 705 709 707   557 505 - 600 603 602   478 429 - 498 500 500
Korea 865 883 864 848 840 836   570 621 588 612 616 618   530 605 596 599 604 605
Luxembourg - 774 774 774 739 739   - 642 642 642 634 634   - 642 642 642 634 634
Mexico 800 800 800 800 800 800   1182 1047 1047 1047 1047 1047   - 848 843 843 848 843
Netherlands 930 930 930 930 930 930   867 750 750 750 750 750   867 750 750 750 750 750
New Zealand 985 985 985 985 985 -   968 968 968 968 968 -   950 950 950 950 950 -
Norway 713 741 741 741 741 741   633 656 654 654 654 654   505 524 523 523 523 523
Poland - - - - 513 489   - - - - 513 483   - - - - 513 486
Portugal 815 855 860 855 855 875   595 564 757 752 752 770   515 513 688 684 752 770
Scotland 950 893 893 855 855 855   893 893 893 855 855 855   893 893 893 855 855 855
Slovak Republic - - - - - 832   - - - - - 645   - - - - - 617
Slovenia - 697 697 682 682 690   - 697 697 682 682 690   - 639 639 626 626 633
Spain 880 880 880 880 880 880   564 713 713 713 713 713   548 693 693 693 693 693
Sweden    
Switzerland 884 - - - - -   859 - - - - -   674 - - - - -
Turkey 639 639 639 639 639 639     504 567 567 567 567 567
United States1 - 1080 1080 1080 1097 1097   - 1080 1080 1080 1068 1068   - 1080 1080 1080 1051 1051
Non-OECD member countries                                        
Argentina - - - - 680 -   - - - - 1368 -   - - - - 1368 -
Brazil 800 800 800 800 800 800   800 800 800 800 800 800   800 800 800 800 800 800
China - - - - - -   - - - - - -   - - - - - -
India - - - - - -   - - - - - -   - - - - - -
Indonesia - - - - 1260 1255   - - - - 738 734   - - - - 738 734
Russian Federation - 615 615 615 615 615   - 507 507 507 507 507   - 507 507 507 507 507
Saudi Arabia - - - - - -   - - - - - -   - - - - - -
South Africa - - - - - -   - - - - - -   - - - - - -
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1Actual teaching and working time.
NOTE: Lower secondary typically refers to middle school, grades 6-8/9. Upper secondary typically refers to high school, grades 9/10-12. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table D4.2. Paris: Author.
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