Growing enrolment in primary education over past decades - partly due to the emphasis on universal primary education by the Millennium Development Goals and Education for All - has led to increased demand for secondary education. The Global Education Digest 2011describes trends in participation in and completion of lower and uppersecondary education from 1970 to the present, as well as disparities inaccess to education of children of secondary school age. The GED alsocontains analysis of data on educational attainment, technical andvocational education and training, secondary school teachers, andeducation finance.
The analytical chapter is accompanied by 200pages of statistical tables on pre-primary, primary, secondary andtertiary education. The GED 2011 introduces several new tables that didnot appear in previous editions. Table 5 lists national, regional and global estimates of the number and percentof children of primary and lower secondary school age out of school.Table 19 introduces a new indicator of educational attainment, thepercentage of the population 25 years and older with at least completedprimary, lower secondary, upper secondary, post-secondary, or tertiaryeducation. All data from the statistical annex will also be availablein the UIS Data Centre.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). 2011. Global education digest 2011: Comparing education statistics across the world. Montreal: UIS. (Download in PDF format, 7.5 MB)
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
- UIS announcement of the Global Education Digest 2011
- UIS Data Centre
- Millennium Development Goals
- Education for All
- Global Education Digest 2010
- EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011
- UIS time series with education data since 1970
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