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Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles Education Stats

Definitions

  • Adult literacy rate > Female: 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."
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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 > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • 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.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • 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 > 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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
Adult literacy rate > Female 96.3 2008 34th out of 110
Adult literacy rate > Total 96.3 2008 37th out of 110
Child care (preschool) > Duration 2 2012 174th out of 204
College and university > Gender parity index 1.43 2002 25th out of 143
College and university > Gender ratio 142.5 2002 24th out of 120
College and university > Private school share 90.46% 2001 7th out of 83
Compulsary education duration 13 2012 7th out of 109
Duration of compulsory education 10 years 2000 54th out of 159
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.98 2003 102nd out of 180
High school enrolment rate 48.29 1999 97th out of 111
Literacy > Female 96.8% 2003 46th out of 157
Literacy > Total population 96.7% 2003 49th out of 161
School life expectancy > Total 11.8 years 2002 48th out of 110
Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 6.6 per 1,000 people 2003 53th out of 135
Tertiary enrollment 21.8% 2000 52nd out of 96

SOURCES: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database

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