Few globally comparable measures are available related to the quality of education. This section features maps that reveal the minimum level of training required for teachers to be eligible to instruct students at different stages of education. An additional indicator of the nature of education in a country is reflected in the number of pupils that on average are assigned to one teacher in a given country at the different levels of education. Finally, the last map shows the amount of government spending on education as a percentage of a nation’s GDP. This measure provides one indicator of governments’ resource allocation and commitment to providing high-quality education for children in their countries.
- How much education does your country require a primary school teacher to have?
- In how many countries do lower secondary school teachers have to have more than a secondary level education?
- How many countries require their upper secondary school teachers to have a master’s degree?
- How many classmates will primary school students have in each country?
- In how many countries will there be 40 or more students in a lower secondary school classroom?
- What is the class size at upper secondary schools in your country?
- Which countries spend the most or least on education?