13.09.2012 POLICY

OECD: Over 40 % of adults participate in education

The proportion of adults taking part to formal and/or non-formal education in the OECD-countries ranges from more than 60 % in New Zealand and Sweden to less than 15 % in Greece and Hungary, says the new Education at a Glance report.

Education at a Glance 2012 has been published. The annual report provides data from 34 member countries of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on performance in education.

Education at a Glance looks at who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education systems operate and the results achieved. The latter includes indicators on a wide range of outcomes, from comparisons of students´ performance in key subject areas to the impact of education on earnings and on adults´ chances of employment.

The report includes a chapter that looks into the participation on adult education and learning.

"There is still much to do in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Andreas Schleicher," OECD Deputy Director for Education underlined at the publication of the report in Brussels on 11th of September.

The full report is available on OECD's website.