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Guatemala

Guatemala Education Stats

Definitions

  • Adult literacy rate > Total: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • 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.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adult literacy rate > Total 73.8 2008 79th out of 110
Average years of schooling of adults 3.5 2000 78th out of 100
Children out of school, primary 109,984 2011 31st out of 116
Children out of school, primary per 1000 7.48 2011 38th out of 116
Children out of school, primary, female 58,749 2011 31st out of 102
College and university > Share of total education spending 12.83% 2012 13th out of 18
Compulsary education duration 10 2012 36th out of 109
Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 2.97% 2012 15th out of 22
High school enrolment rate 91.48 2007 60th out of 96
Literacy > Total population 70.6% 2003 120th out of 161
Primary education, duration > Years 6 2012 77th out of 200
Primary education, teachers per 1000 6.84 2011 24th out of 134
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 26.29 2011 49th out of 131
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 14.49 2011 55th out of 99
Secondary education, duration > Years 5 2012 182nd out of 197

SOURCES: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; UNESCO; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"Guatemala Education Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Guatemala/Education

Guatemala ranked first for primary school starting age > years amongst Christian countries in 2012.
Guatemala ranked first for secondary school starting age > years amongst Catholic countries in 2012.
Guatemala ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2000.
Guatemala ranked 24 places from the bottom for secondary education, duration > years amongst Hot countries in 2012.

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I lived in Guatemala for 2 1/2 months. According to CESR, only 20% graduate from secondary education. The favorite sport is still soccer but they are starting to play basketball more. They eat a lot of beans, rice, and tortillas, although many do eat meat, fruits, and vegitables.

Posted on 04 Oct 2010

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