Second-level education completion rate in Ireland among highest in OECD


Deb Matthews, Ontario's minister of advanced education and skills development, said the OECD report is further evidence that college and university "remains a worthwhile investment for students for their future" and noted the government's new student aid program that provides students from lower-income homes with free tuition - they receive more in non-repayable grants than they have to pay in fees.

"The damaging impact of the Government's public sector pay cap is confirmed in this report which identifies England is one of the few countries where teachers' salaries have declined since 2013". Higher education spending in Israel was $12,989, compared to the OECD average of $16,143.

The report said the only other countries to report a similar trend were Finland (for secondary education), Latvia and Portugal.

NEET: One in eight (12.6%) of New Zealanders aged 18 to 24 past year were not in employment, education or training (NEET) - worse than Australia (10.9%) but better than the OECD average (15.3%).

"Teachers have found that their pay has simply not kept pace with inflation, with a cumulative average salary loss of 15% since 2011".

The report shows that in 2014, Israel spent an average of $7,759 per student annually for all services across all levels of education, compared to the OECD average of $10,759.

While overall, university graduates still have much higher employment rates and earn more, engineering and information and computer technology sectors have the highest employment rates, the report says. The data, from 2015, y say that a master of Primary cobra at start of his career, an average of 28.129 euros gross per year and after 15 years of experience, earn 32.389 euros (gross). For secondary education, the average was $6,699 compared to the OECD average was $10,106.

The report notes the "New Horizon" reform - which began in 2008 and was nearly fully implemented by 2014 - increased salaries for pre-primary, primary and high-school teachers. Australian teachers are the fifth-highest paid in the OECD.

Ireland's student to staff ratio at third level is equally above the OECD average.

Teachers in England have seen their salaries cut in real terms by 12 per cent over 10 years' while, on average, their colleagues in other developed countries have seen wages rise, an global comparison report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revealed.

Australia also has a comparatively low share of graduates in engineering, manufacturing and construction among tertiary-educated adults, 11 per cent compared to an OECD average of 17 per cent.

Israel ranked eighth in graduation rates, with 92% graduating in all levels of education, making it one of the most educated populations in the OECD.

"According to the report: "Typical gender imbalances in education are even more prevalent in Israel", showing that women perform better than men at higher levels of education but are less likely to enroll in scientific fields and suffer poorer employment outcomes".



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