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Education > Teaching weeks per year > Primary: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Is there a link between the length of the primary school year and the level of educational attainment?

Of the 25 countries with the highest average number of weeks of primary school instruction, there are eight – New Zealand, Greece, Brazil, Switzerland, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Germany – that are also in the top 25 for students progressing to secondary level, all of which have progression rates in excess of 99 percent. Of these, Finland, New Zealand, Denmark, Switzerland and Germany are in the top 18 for the percentage of adults educated until the tertiary level.

The top four countries for percentage of adults with tertiary education – Canada, United States, Ireland and Japan – are not in the top 25 for hours of primary instruction. Japan is the only of the four in the top 25 for progression to secondary level.

DEFINITION: Average number of weeks taught per year by primary level teachers. Data for 2000..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 JordanJordan 44 weeks per year 2000
2 IndonesiaIndonesia 44 weeks per year 2000
3 RussiaRussia 43 weeks per year 2000
4 DenmarkDenmark 42 weeks per year 2000
5 MexicoMexico 42 weeks per year 2000
6 IndiaIndia 42 weeks per year 2000
7 MalaysiaMalaysia 41 weeks per year 2000
8 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 40 weeks per year 2000
9 AustraliaAustralia 40 weeks per year 2000
10 ThailandThailand 40 weeks per year 2000
11 PhilippinesPhilippines 40 weeks per year 2000
12 BrazilBrazil 40 weeks per year 2000
13 ChileChile 40 weeks per year 2000
14 GreeceGreece 40 weeks per year 2000
15 NetherlandsNetherlands 40 weeks per year 2000
16 ZimbabweZimbabwe 39 weeks per year 2000
17 GermanyGermany 39 weeks per year 2000
18 New ZealandNew Zealand 39 weeks per year 2000
19 FinlandFinland 38 weeks per year 2000
20 AustriaAustria 38 weeks per year 2000
21 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 38 weeks per year 2000
22 ArgentinaArgentina 38 weeks per year 2000
23 IcelandIceland 38 weeks per year 2000
24 TurkeyTurkey 38 weeks per year 2000
25 JamaicaJamaica 38 weeks per year 2000
26 NorwayNorway 38 weeks per year 2000
27 IrelandIreland 37 weeks per year 2000
28 HungaryHungary 37 weeks per year 2000
29 SpainSpain 37 weeks per year 2000
30 EgyptEgypt 36 weeks per year 2000
31 JapanJapan 35 weeks per year 2000
32 ParaguayParaguay 35 weeks per year 2000
33 FranceFrance 35 weeks per year 2000
34 PortugalPortugal 34 weeks per year 2000
35 ItalyItaly 34 weeks per year 2000
36 TunisiaTunisia 33 weeks per year 2000

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Teaching weeks per year > Primary", UNESCO Institute of Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Teaching-weeks-per-year/Primary

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Is there a link between the length of the primary school year and the level of educational attainment?

Of the 25 countries with the highest average number of weeks of primary school instruction, there are eight – New Zealand, Greece, Brazil, Switzerland, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Germany – that are also in the top 25 for students progressing to secondary level, all of which have progression rates in excess of 99 percent. Of these, Finland, New Zealand, Denmark, Switzerland and Germany are in the top 18 for the percentage of adults educated until the tertiary level.

The top four countries for percentage of adults with tertiary education – Canada, United States, Ireland and Japan – are not in the top 25 for hours of primary instruction. Japan is the only of the four in the top 25 for progression to secondary level.

Posted on 16 Mar 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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