Former Soviet republics Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers

DEFINITION: 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.


1 Russia 277,657 2009
2 Uzbekistan 124,685 2011
3 Ukraine 98,491 2012
4 Kazakhstan 62,285 2012
5 Georgia 45,887 2012
6 Azerbaijan 41,221 2012
7 Tajikistan 28,799 2012
8 Belarus 23,595 2012
9 Kyrgyzstan 16,959 2012
10 Latvia 9,959 2011
11 Lithuania 9,312 2011
12 Moldova 8,747 2012
13 Armenia 6,606 2007
14 Estonia 6,200 2011


Former Soviet republics Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers


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