Non-religious countries 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 China 5.94 million 2011
2 Japan 401,773 2011
3 Vietnam 366,045 2012
4 France 238,141 2011
5 Turkey 233,073 1995
6 Canada 141,045 2000
7 Australia 105,469 1999
8 Netherlands 63,872 1994
9 Sweden 62,429 2011
10 Azerbaijan 41,221 2012
11 Austria 29,957 2011
12 Czech Republic 24,880.2 2011
13 Hong Kong 22,599 2012


Non-religious countries Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers


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