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Working and Classroom Conditions: Teacher working hours


Teacher working hours

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Table 4. Average number of 60-minute hours lower secondary education teachers report having spent on work-related activities during the most recent complete calendar week, by activity and education system: 2013 (NOTE: this is a 3-part table. See Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3)
Education system Total working hours1 Hours spent on teaching Hours spent on individual planning or preparation of lessons either at school or out of school Hours spent on team work and dialogue with colleagues within the school
Average (S.E.) Average (S.E.) Average (S.E.) Average (S.E.)
Australia 42.7 (0.45) 18.6 (0.27) 7.1 (0.14) 3.5 (0.09)
Brazil 36.7 (0.44) 25.4 (0.25) 7.1 (0.14) 3.3 (0.10)
Bulgaria 39.0 (0.36) 18.4 (0.22) 8.1 (0.14) 2.5 (0.07)
Chile 29.2 (0.76) 26.7 (0.41) 5.8 (0.23) 2.8 (0.10)
Croatia 39.6 (0.25) 19.6 (0.12) 9.7 (0.12) 2.1 (0.06)
Cyprus 33.1 (0.30) 16.2 (0.17) 7.3 (0.14) 2.7 (0.06)
Czech Republic 39.4 (0.32) 17.8 (0.14) 8.3 (0.12) 2.2 (0.06)
Denmark 40.0 (0.37) 18.9 (0.14) 7.9 (0.14) 3.3 (0.07)
Estonia 36.1 (0.45) 20.9 (0.21) 6.9 (0.14) 1.9 (0.05)
Finland 31.6 (0.24) 20.6 (0.17) 4.8 (0.09) 1.9 (0.06)
France 36.5 (0.29) 18.6 (0.08) 7.5 (0.13) 1.9 (0.04)
Iceland 35.0 (0.35) 19.0 (0.20) 7.3 (0.19) 3.3 (0.16)
Israel 30.7 (0.48) 18.3 (0.22) 5.2 (0.14) 2.7 (0.08)
Italy 29.4 (0.29) 17.3 (0.11) 5.0 (0.09) 3.1 (0.08)
Japan 53.9 (0.44) 17.7 (0.11) 8.7 (0.15) 3.9 (0.08)
Korea, Republic of 37.0 (0.37) 18.8 (0.16) 7.7 (0.16) 3.2 (0.09)
Latvia 36.1 (0.45) 19.2 (0.31) 6.4 (0.20) 2.3 (0.09)
Malaysia 45.1 (0.73) 17.1 (0.25) 6.4 (0.17) 4.1 (0.13)
Mexico 33.6 (0.60) 22.7 (0.41) 6.2 (0.13) 2.4 (0.10)
Netherlands 35.6 (0.41) 16.9 (0.21) 5.1 (0.11) 3.1 (0.07)
Norway 38.3 (0.53) 15.0 (0.16) 6.5 (0.13) 3.1 (0.06)
Poland 36.8 (0.50) 18.6 (0.20) 5.5 (0.11) 2.2 (0.06)
Portugal 44.7 (0.34) 20.8 (0.12) 8.5 (0.21) 3.7 (0.15)
Romania 35.7 (0.51) 16.2 (0.20) 8.0 (0.17) 2.7 (0.07)
Serbia 34.2 (0.35) 18.4 (0.18) 7.9 (0.14) 2.3 (0.07)
Singapore 47.6 (0.37) 17.1 (0.14) 8.4 (0.14) 3.6 (0.05)
Slovak Republic 37.5 (0.39) 19.9 (0.16) 7.5 (0.13) 2.3 (0.07)
Spain 37.6 (0.40) 18.6 (0.16) 6.6 (0.11) 2.7 (0.06)
Sweden 42.4 (0.21) 17.6 (0.13) 6.7 (0.11) 3.5 (0.07)
Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates 36.2 (0.45) 21.2 (0.29) 7.6 (0.34) 3.8 (0.19)
Alberta-Canada 48.2 (0.52) 26.4 (0.28) 7.5 (0.18) 3.0 (0.11)
Belgium-Flemish 37.0 (0.31) 19.1 (0.16) 6.3 (0.12) 2.1 (0.05)
England-United Kingdom 45.9 (0.41) 19.6 (0.19) 7.8 (0.13) 3.3 (0.06)
International average2 38.3 (0.08) 19.3 (0.04) 7.1 (0.03) 2.9 (0.02)
United States 44.8 (0.72) 26.8 (0.46) 7.2 (0.21) 3.0 (0.11)
See notes at end of table.