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Barbados

Barbadian and Bajan Education Stats

Definitions

  • Average IQ: Average IQ of different countries according to the controversial book "IQ and the Wealth of Nations".
  • Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • High school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in secondary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in secondary school."
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Preschool enrollment rate: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Secondary education, pupils per 1000: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Spending > Proportion: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI."
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • Spending per student > College and university: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Spending per student > High school: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Average IQ 78 2002 42nd out of 51
Average years of schooling of adults 8.7 2000 24th out of 100
Child care (preschool) > Duration 2 2012 178th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3 2012 177th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 16.15 2011 58th out of 115
Children out of school > Primary 488 2005 67th out of 76
Children out of school, primary 614 2011 108th out of 116
Children out of school, primary per 1000 2.18 2011 74th out of 116
Children out of school, primary, female 331 2011 96th out of 102
Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 1.17 2011 69th out of 102
Children out of school, primary, male 282 2011 97th out of 102
Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 1 2011 75th out of 102
College and university > Gender parity index 2.46 2011 3rd out of 91
College and university > Private school share 0.0 2011 109th out of 110
College and university > Share of total education spending 32.51% 2010 8th out of 109
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 49% 2007 1st out of 6
Compulsary education duration 11 2012 28th out of 109
Compulsary education starting age 5 2012 99th out of 109
Duration of compulsory education 12 years 2000 15th out of 159
Primary completion rate 102 2005 21st out of 124
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 23,074 2002 157th out of 173
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 7,979 2000 105th out of 126
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 29.99 per 1,000 people 2000 43th out of 122
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 16.4% 2005 23th out of 47
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6 2012 130th out of 212
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 5 2012 208th out of 212
Elementary school > Gender ratio 97.27 1971 34th out of 92
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1 2005 41st out of 149
Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1 2005 68th out of 140
Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 2.47 2001 4th out of 121
Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 7.52% 2010 8th out of 115
High school > Gender parity index 1.12 2011 11th out of 103
High school > Lower secondary school duration 3 2012 166th out of 205
High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 87.6% 2010 31st out of 155
High school > Private school share 5.32% 2011 93th out of 128
High school > Upper secondary school duration 2 2012 193th out of 205
High school enrolment rate 99.08 2007 24th out of 96
High school repeaters > Male 0.0 2003 105th out of 106
Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ 0.3% 2003 136th out of 138
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over has ever attended school 2002
Literacy > Female 99.7% 2002 2nd out of 33
Literacy > Male 99.7% 2002 3rd out of 33
Literacy > Total population 99.7% 2002 2nd out of 34
Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 99.8% 1984 10th out of 138
Preschool enrollment rate 102.49 1971 33th out of 102
Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 5.45 per 1,000 people 2005 35th out of 91
Primary education, duration > Years 6 2012 123th out of 200
Primary education, pupils 22,509 2011 140th out of 155
Primary education, pupils per 1000 79.87 2011 95th out of 155
Primary education, teachers 1,720 2011 120th out of 134
Primary education, teachers per 1000 6.1 2011 36th out of 134
Primary school starting age > Years 5 2012 197th out of 199
Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 15.15 2005 84th out of 94
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 13.09 2011 105th out of 131
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 14.58 2006 57th out of 103
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 53.05 2006 10th out of 103
School life expectancy > Total 12.4 years 2002 43th out of 110
Scientific and technical journal articles 15 1999 121st out of 173
Scouting > Genders admitted boys only 2014
Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 5 per 1,000 people 2005 33th out of 72
Secondary education, duration > Years 5 2012 192nd out of 197
Secondary education, pupils 19,696 2011 125th out of 140
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 69.89 2011 106th out of 140
Secondary education, teachers per 1000 5.2 2006 59th out of 106
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $10,784.79 2012 8th out of 102
Spending > Proportion 6.39 2008 18th out of 168
Spending > USD 199.24 million 2005 107th out of 161
Spending per student > College and university 46.35 2007 13th out of 56
Spending per student > High school 24.81 2008 12th out of 32
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 13.46 2008 104th out of 128
Teacher student ratio > High school 14.58 2006 56th out of 110
Tertiary > Students studying abroad 1,237.65 2011 169th out of 203
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 4.39 2011 44th out of 200
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 9.96% 2011 33th out of 124
Tertiary enrollment 38.2% 2000 32nd out of 96

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  • Barbados has ranked last for illiterate population by sex > aged 15+ > women since 1980.
  • Barbados has ranked last for illiterate population by sex > aged 15+ since 1980.
  • Barbados ranked second for school life expectancy > primary to tertiary education > total amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Barbados ranked second for spending > proportion amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2008.
  • Barbados ranked 13 places from the bottom for secondary education, duration > years amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2012.