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Table C.2.20. OECD: Percentage of female teachers in the classroom, by level of education and country: 2009

Country Pre-primary education Primary education   Lower secondary education   Upper secondary education   Post-secondary non-tertiary education Tertiary education   All levels of education
    General programs   Prevocational/vocational programs   All programs   Type B   Type A and advanced research programs   Total tertiary education  
OECD average 96.9 81.5   67.7   58.8   52.8   56.0   53.4 45.9   38.8   40.6   66.6
OECD countries                                      
Australia - -   -   -   -   -   - -   -   -   -
Austria 98.9 89.6   69.6   61.3   48.9   52.5   52.4 -   -   33.1 1 64.6
Belgium 97.8 80.6   61.3   -   -   60.2 2 - -   -   42.9 1 68.4
Canada3 - 72.6 4 -   -   -   72.6 5 - 52.9   43.0   49.3   -
Chile 97.2 77.8   77.8   57.1   49.2   54.4   41.1   39.7   40.1   66.1
Czech Republic 99.7 97.6   74.1   -   -   58.5 6 - -   48.0   48.0   74.5
Denmark - -   68.6 7 -   -   -   - -   -   -   -
Estonia 99.7 93.5   81.1   78.6   65.2 8 73.7   - -   -   -   -
Finland 97.0 78.5   71.4   69.4   53.1   58.2 9 -   50.5   50.5   70.5
France 82.4 82.6   64.6   54.7   50.7   53.4   - 37.6 10 37.8   37.8   65.5
Germany 97.8 85.0   62.4   52.3   41.7   48.6   51.1 53.5   35.0   38.7   64.2
Greece - -   -   -   -   -   - -   -   -   -
Hungary 99.8 96.1   78.5   68.5   53.5   64.8   52.2 49.1   36.3   37.6   75.9
Iceland 95.7 -   80.3 7 -   -   53.9 2 - -   -   48.9 11 72.3
Ireland 100.0 84.7   -   64.1   50.4   63.4 12 - -   -   37.6 1 67.9
Israel 99.4 84.3   77.2   -   -   68.0   - -   -   -   -
Italy13 96.3 94.0   70.8   70.4   53.4   59.9   - 32.9   35.7   35.6   73.2
Japan 97.1 64.8   40.7   -   -   26.4 2 - 34.2 10 17.1 14 18.5   46.7
Korea 99.2 77.5   66.9   45.3   40.3   43.9   # 41.4   30.9   33.0   55.2
Luxembourg 98.4 73.6   53.4   52.3   43.0   47.2   - -   -   -   -
Mexico 95.4 66.5   50.7   44.3   47.7   44.7   -   -   -   -
Netherlands13 - 84.4 15 -   47.4   48.2   47.7 12 - -   -   38.7 1 63.5
New Zealand 98.4 83.9   65.7   59.3   55.2   58.0   50.2 54.9   47.3   49.5   68.5
Norway13 - 73.9   73.9   -   -   49.1 2 - -   -   41.9 1 62.4
Poland 97.9 83.7   74.2   70.7   62.7   66.6   62.5 67.5   42.2   42.9   72.5
Portugal 97.4 79.6   71.1   -   -   67.7 2 - - 10 -   43.4 1 70.5
Slovak Republic 99.9 89.2   78.0   76.1   69.6   71.5   47.7 56.9   43.2   43.5   75.8
Slovenia 98.2 97.5   78.8   70.5   62.4   65.4   - -   -   36.6 1 74.2
Spain 93.5 74.3   56.7   -   -   49.4   44.2   37.6   38.9   64.0
Sweden 96.6 81.6   66.9   44.7   55.4   51.7   48.6 -   -   44.2 1 72.3
Switzerland13 98.3 81.1   51.7   42.9   -   42.9   - -   34.9   34.9   59.1
Turkey 94.4 50.4     42.7   40.1   41.5   30.5   41.7   40.7   48.6
United Kingdom 92.4 80.8   62.6   62.4   64.8   63.4 9 - -   -   42.6 1 66.4
United States 94.0 86.7   65.6   -   -   56.4 5 62.5 -   -   46.5 1 68.6
Non-OECD member countries                                      
Argentina3 96.0 87.4   72.5   -   -   64.5 5 59.9   48.6   51.0   73.4
Brazil 96.9 90.8   72.4   64.1   53.2   62.3   -   -   44.8 1 75.2
China 97.4 56.8   48.2   46.1   46.9   46.5   - 47.8   25.0   44.4   54.5
India - 44.4   41.4   36.9   -   -   - -   -   -   -
Indonesia 96.7 59.6   49.3   48.5   39.5   45.2   -   -   40.2   56.7
Russian Federation - 98.4   -   84.2 16 65.6 8 81.3   - 66.8   52.2   55.9   80.7
Saudi Arabia - -   -   -   -   -   - -   -   -   -
South Africa - -   -   -   -   -   - -   -   -   -
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1Total tertiary education includes data for Type B and Type A & advanced research programs.
2All programs includes data for General programs, Prevocational/vocational programs and Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
3Year of reference 2008 instead of 2009.
4Primary education includes data for Pre-primary education and Lower secondary education.
5All programs includes data for General programs and Prevocational/vocational programs.
6All programs includes data for General programs, Prevocational/vocational programs, Post-secondary non-tertiary education and Type B.
7Lower secondary education includes data for Primary education.
8Prevocational/vocational programs includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
9All programs includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
10Type B includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
11Total tertiary education includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education, Type B and Type A & advanced research programs.
12All programs includes data for Lower secondary education and Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
13Public institutions only (for Italy, from pre-primary to secondary levels).
14Type A & advanced research programs includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
15Primary education includes data for Pre-primary education.
16General programs includes data for Lower secondary education.
NOTE: Lower secondary typically refers to middle school, grades 6-8/9. Upper secondary typically refers to high school, grades 9/10-12. Post-secondary non-tertiary typically refers to any programs that serve to broaden the knowledge of participants who have already completed high school but not entered vocational or higher education (typically lasting between six months and two years). Tertiary education typically refers to vocational training (type B) or higher education (type A), as well as advanced research programs. 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 D7.2. Paris: Author.
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