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International student mobility highlights in the OECD's Education at

Education at a Glance 2011 was released today by the OECD. The report is replete with data about education systems, patterns, trends, etc., and is well worth reading.

Free copies of the full report (497 pp) and the highlights version (98 pp) are available in PDF format via the links I provided in this sentence. An on-line summary is available here too, with links to country notes for ; in, (in French), Germany (in ), ; in, in Japanese), Korea, Mexico (in ), Spain (in ), and the United Kingdom.

While all of the sections are worth reading, I always find the data regarding international student mobility too hard to resist glancing at when the report first comes out. These six graphics, and associated highlights (all but the first extracted from the highlights version of Education at a Glance 2011) will give you a flavour of some of the noteworthy student mobility trends. Further details regarding mobility trends and patterns can be found in the full report (pp. 318-339).

How many students study abroad?

  • In 2009, almost 3.7 million tertiary students were enrolled outside their country of citizenship, representing an increase of more than 6% on the previous year.
  • Just over 77% of students worldwide who study abroad do so in OECD countries.
  • In absolute terms, the largest numbers of international students are from China, India and Korea. Asians account for 52% of all students studying abroad worldwide.

Where do students go to study abroad?

  • Six countries – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States – hosted more than half of the world’s students who studied abroad in 2009.
  • The United States saw a significant drop as a preferred destination of foreign students between 2000 and 2009, falling from about 23% of the global market share to 18%.
  • The shares of foreign students who chose Australia and New Zealand as their destination grew by almost 2%, as did that in the Russian Federation, which has become an important new player on the international education market.

How many international students stay on in the host country?

  • Several OECD countries have eased their immigration policies to encourage the temporary or permanent immigration of international students, including Australia, Canada, Finland, France, New Zealand and Norway.
  • Many students move under a free-movement regime, such as the European Union, and do not need a residence permit to remain in their country of study.
  • On average, 25% of international students who did not renew their student permits changed their student status in the host country mainly for work-related reasons.
Reviews of National Policies for Education: Educational Reforms in Italy (OECD reviews of national policies for education)
Book (Organization for Economic)

I'm amazed

by catholicparents

I am shocked that intelligent people could be so blind!
i'm afraid i can't write an essay here so ive copied this from elsewhere:
USA Ranking on Human Development Index (GDP, education, etc.): #10
(#1 Norway and #2 Iceland)- UN Human Development Report 2005
USA Ranking on Quality of Life Survey: #13
(#1 Ireland and #2 Switzerland)- The Economist Magazine ...Wikipedia "Celtic Tiger" if you still have your doubts.
USA Ranking on Adult Literacy Scale: #9
(#1 Sweden and #2 Norway)- OECD
USA Ranking on Healthcare Quality Index: #37
(#1 France and #2 Italy)- World Health Organization 2003
USA Ranking of Student Reading Ability: #12
(#1 Finland and #2 South Korea)- OECD PISA 2003
USA Ranking of Student Problem...

......loony con

by DrBallParkFrankley

The table below shows, first, welfare expenditure as a percentage of GDP for some (selected) OECD member states, with and without public education,[35] and second, GDP per capita (PPP US$) in 2001:
Nation Welfare expenditure
(% of GDP)
omitting education Welfare expenditure
(% of GDP)
including education[35] GDP per capita (PPP US$)
Denmark 29.2 37.9 $29,000
Sweden 28.9 38.2 $24,180
France 28.5 34.9 $23,990
Germany 27.4 33.2 $25,350
Belgium 27.2 32.7 $25,520
Switzerland 26

Hey dummy, if you can read, you can probably

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Learn. source-wikipedia:
Though the 1960s and early 1970s saw a boom and, for the first time since 1842, a rise in population, the late 1970s and the 1980s saw a long recession. There was mass unemployment, with many people with tertiary education working minimum wage jobs or being out of work. Emigration returned to 50,000 per year.
This situation changed dramatically in the early 1990's as the result of a second, more prodigious, economic boom, known as "The Celtic Tiger" (as in tiger economy). In July of 2006, a survey undertaken by Bank of Ireland Private Banking showed that, of the top 8 leading OECD nations, the Republic of Ireland was ranked the second wealthiest, behind Japan and ahead of the UK (which includes Northern Ireland), US, Italy, France, Germany and Spain,...

Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development Improving Financial Education Efficiency: OECD-Bank of Italy Symposium on Financial Literacy
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Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development Reviews of National Policies for Education Italy
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I want to go to college/medical school in Italy, and I'm having trouble finding information on the schools there. I've heard that many of them require 5 years of secondary school(high school). I plan on going on a foreign exchange trip to Italy the year after my senior year(I'm a junior now), so that…

To answer the issues or questions you bring up in order:
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Why don't ESL teachers need actual teaching degrees?

Why do people who want to teach a subject in the U.S. typically go through 4 years of study in Education, while those who want to teach English as a second language abroad or domestically only need to take a few short classes?

Because they know elementary english like the back of their hand. they did study it for 12 years after all.

And its pretty easy to mimic teaching skills

"Those who cannot do, teach."

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