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Education in the Global World

Reference Resources

World Education Encyclopedia: A Survey of Educational Systems Worldwide
Rebecca Marlow-Ferguson, editor. Detroit, Gale, 2002.
Essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries Rutgers-restricted Access
The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education
Mary Hayden, Jack Levy, and J.J. Thompson, editors. Los Angeles, SAGE, 2016.
Analyses the origins, interpretations and contributions of international education and explores key contemporary developments.Rutgers-restricted Access
TALIS: The OECD Teaching and Learnning International Survey
The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) asks teachers and school leaders about working conditions and learning environments at their schools to help countries face diverse challenges. In addition to comparative data, reports (2008; 2013; 2018) include reports on teaching and learning in individual OECD countries.
International Bureau of Education. National Reports
National Reports on the Development of Education submitted by countries since 1933.

Global Education Data

Global Educational Attainment 1970-2015
Estimates of average years of educational attainment per capita for people over the age of 15 for the years 1970-2015 by year, sex, and age group for 188 countries, 21 GBD regions, 7 GBD super regions, and the global aggregate. Age-standardized and population-weighted estimates are included for females 15-44 and for both sexes for the age group 25+. (Excel spreadsheets)
World Bank: Education Statistics
Comparative and country data on access, completion, learning, expenditures, policy, and equity.
Unesco Institute for Statistics. Education and Literacy Data
Eurostat: Education and Training
Data for European Union countries.
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