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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009

List of Tables by Chapter


Chapter 6. International Comparisons of Education


Population, Enrollment, and Teachers

Table 398.Selected population and finance statistics, school enrollment, and teachers, by major areas of the world: Selected years, 1980 through 2005
Table 399.Selected population and enrollment statistics for countries with populations over 10 million, by continent: Selected years, 1990 through 2006
Table 400.School-age populations as a percentage of total population, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2005
Table 401.Percentage of population enrolled in secondary and postsecondary education, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2005
Table 402.Pupils per teacher in public and private elementary and secondary schools, by level of education and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2006

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Achievement, Instruction, and Student Activities

Table 403.Average mathematics literacy, reading literacy, and science literacy scores of 15-year-olds, by sex and country: 2006
Table 404.Mean scores and percentage distribution of 15-year-olds scoring at each mathematics literacy proficiency level, by country: 2006
Table 405.Mean scores and percentage distribution of 15-year-olds scoring at each scientific literacy proficiency level, by country: 2006
Table 406.Average fourth-grade mathematics scores, by content areas, index of time students spend doing mathematics homework in a normal school week, and country: 2003
Table 407.Average eighth-grade mathematics scores, by content areas, index of time students spend doing mathematics homework in a normal school week, and country: 2003.
Table 408.Percentage of lesson time spent on various mathematics activities, yearly mathematics instructional time, and mathematics instructional time as a percentage of total instructional time in eighth grade, by country: 2003
Table 409.Average size and scores of eighth-grade mathematics classes and Index of Teachers' Emphasis on Mathematics Homework (EMH), by country: 2003
Table 410.Eighth-grade students' perceptions about mathematics and hours spent on leisure activities, by country: 2003
Table 411.Average mathematics scores at the end of secondary school, by sex, average time spent studying mathematics out of school, and country: 1995
Table 412.Average fourth-grade science scores in content areas and average time spent teaching science in school, by country: 2003
Table 413.Average eighth-grade science scores in content areas and average time spent studying out of school, by country: 2003
Table 414.Instructional practices and time spent teaching science in eighth grade, by country: 2003

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Postsecondary Degrees

Table 415.Number of bachelor's degree recipients per 100 persons of the typical age of graduation, by sex and country: 2002 through 2005
Table 416.Percentage of bachelor's degrees awarded in mathematics and science, by field and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2005
Table 417.Percentage of graduate degrees awarded in mathematics and science, by field and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2005

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Finances

Table 418.Public and private education expenditures per student, by level of education and country: Selected years, 2000 through 2005
Table 419.Total public direct expenditures on education as a percentage of the gross domestic product, by level and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2005

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Foreign Students in the United States

Table 420.Foreign students enrolled in institutions of higher education in the United States and other jurisdictions, by continent, region, and selected countries of origin: Selected years, 1980–81 through 2006–07