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Finding Data: Data on Education - Europe


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    Education - Finland :: Education - France :: Education - Germany :: Education - United Kingdom ::

  • Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, 2003
    Large-scale co-operative effort undertaken in 2003 by governments, national statistics agencies, research institutions and multi-lateral agencies. The ALL study builds on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), the world's first internationally comparative survey of adult skills undertaken in 3 rounds of data collection between 1994 and 1998. The foundation skills measured in the ALL survey include prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy and problem solving. Additional skills assessed indirectly include familiarity with and use of information and communication technologies. This dataset is composed of 7 countries or regions that collected data in 2003. They include Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, the United States and the Mexican State of Nuevo Leon.

  • Barro-Lee Educational Attainment Dataset
    Contains enrollments at all education levels (primary, secondary, and tertiary) for a sample of 89 countries from 1820 to 2010 at 5-year intervals. Contains estimated educational attainment for the total, female and male populations from 1870 to 2010. The estimates are available in 5-year intervals for 89 countries. Contains projections of educational attainment for the total, female and male populations from 2015 to 2040. The estimates are available in 5-year intervals for 146 countries. Can also be found in an easy to use interface from the World Bank which also contains the supplement from IIASA/VID which provides projections to 2050.

  • Education Statistics (World Bank)
    Worldwide data on education from national statistical reports, statistical annexes of new publications, and other data sources. Includes public expenditure data.

  • Generations and Gender Surveys
    Longitudinal Survey of 18-79 year olds in 19 countries that aims to improve our understanding of the various factors which affect the relationships between parents and children (generations) and between partners (gender). A broad array of topics including fertility, partnership, the transition to adulthood, economic activity, care duties and attitudes are covered by the survey. Includes a separate contextual database that is organized around central topics closely linked to the program. The variables describe variations of context over time and among regions that are believed to have an impact on the behaviors and relations that constitute the key dependent variables of the survey: fertility, partnership, transition to adulthood, economic activity as well as the intergenerational and gender relations between people expressed e.g. in care relations or the organization of paid and unpaid work. The data include statistical norms, legal norms and regulations, measures of welfare state policies and institutions as well as general economic and cultural indicators. Registration is required.

  • ICT in Education - ESSIE survey (SMART 2010/0039)
    The Study is based on over 190,000 filled questionnaires from students, teachers and head teachers in 27 countries, collected between September and December 2011. The micro-data from the three questionnaires cover four samples: ISCED level 1 (primary level of education), ISCED level 2 (lower secondary level of education) and ISCED level 3 (upper secondary level of education), distinguishing level 3A academic and 3B vocational. Due to financial, technical and time constraints, no student questionnaire has been administered in primary schools (ISCED1).

  • International Adult Literacy Survey 1994-1998, 2012 (IALS)
    7-country initiative first conducted in the fall of 1994. Its goal: to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. Also offers the world's only source of comparative data on participation in adult education and training. Since then, a 2nd and a 3rd round of data collection were conducted in an additional 16 countries in 1996 and in 1998. In total, includes literacy data pertaining to 23 countries or regions around the world. For 2012 data is available for Canada only. Also known as the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies - PIAAC.

  • Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century (2006)
    Cross-national study of the preparation of middle school mathematics teachers. Countries participating included Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), South Korea (Korea), Bulgaria, Germany, Mexico, and the United States. Data were collected from teachers in their first and last year of preparation by sampling institutions in each country. Future teachers were asked about their backgrounds, course-taking and program activities, knowledge relevant to their teaching (mathematical and pedagogical), and beliefs and perspectives on content and pedagogy.

  • School-to-work transition survey (SWTS) micro data files
    Between 2004 and 2006, the ILO partnered with 8 countries (Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Iran, Kosovo, Mongolia, Nepal, Syria) to pilot its SWTS.

  • Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)
    Assesses the proficiency of adults from age 16 onwards in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology rich environments. The data collection took place from August 1, 2011 to March, 31 2012 in most participating countries. Around 166 000 adults, representing 724 million adults aged 16 to 65, were surveyed in 24 countries and sub-national regions in the official language/s of the countries.

  • Third International Mathematics and Science Study: International Curriculum Analysis, 1992-1995 (TIMSS)
    Provided curricular and textbook information from each country participating. Comparative study of education in mathematics and the sciences conducted in over 40 countries on 5 continents. The goal was to measure student achievement in mathematics and science in participating countries and to assess some of the curricular and classroom factors that are related to student learning in these subjects.

  • Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (1995+)
    Provides reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students compared to that of students in other countries. Collected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011. Next round of collection will be in 2015. Also see the NCES Bibliography for literature that has used this data.

  • UNICEF: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women
    Contains the full range of statistical information made available by UNICEF. Includes the official global statistical databases published in The State of the World's Children. Indicators on child survival and health, child nutrition, maternal health, water and sanitation, education, child protection, HIV/AIDS, immunization, and Millennium Development Goals.

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