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Title
Title:
Gross Enrolment Ratios in Secondary Education
SubTitle:
Regional level
Filename:  
reg_education_secondary_gross
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
UNESCO defines gross school enrollment ratio as the total enrollment, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the eligible official school-age population corresponding to the same level of education. Gross enrollment ratio can be over 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students. Net school enrollment ratio is the enrollment of the official age-group for a given level of education expressed as a percentage of the corresponding population. Primary school is level 1 of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) and its principal function is to provide the basic elements of education, such as those provided by elementary and primary schools. Intercountry comparisons should be made cautiously, because regulations for this level are extremely flexible. Secondary school includes levels 2 and 3 of the ISCED, is provided at middle, secondary, high- or teacher-training schools as well as vocational or technical schools, and is based upon at least 4 years of previous instruction at the first level. Tertiary school refers to levels 5 and 6 of the ISCED classification.
Purpose:
Gross Enrolment Ratio is widely used to show the general level of participation in a given level of education. It indicates the capacity of the education system to enrol students of a particular age-group. It is used as a substitute indicator to net enrolment ratio (NER) when data on enrolment by single years of age are not available. Furthermore, it can also be a complementary indicator to NER by indicating the extent of over-aged and under-aged enrolment.
Units:
Percent
GEO Theme:
Socio-Economy
GEO Data Category:   
Education
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Social aspects, population
Free Keywords:
Education, gross enrolment, ratios, secondary education, regional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://www.uis.unesco.org/
File Format:
Web page
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Region
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1990, 1996
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2002
Data Source:
World Educ. Ind.
Data Provider:
UNESCO
Copyright:
UNESCO
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020501
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
-----
Data Format:
-----
 
 
 
Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Weighted average
Weight factor:
School-age Population
Comments:
Weighting factor data source World Education Report 2000. School-age population corresponds to the population (in thousands), of the age group which officially corresponds to primary schooling. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data". The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis.
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
-----
 
General comments
Country notes:
Enrolment data for Cyprus does not includes Turkish schools. Data presented for Jordan refers to the East Bank only. Data for China does not includes Hong Kong SAR.
Definitions:
Gross Enrolment Ratio is widely used to show the general level of participation in a given level of education. It indicates the capacity of the education system to enrol students of a particular age-group. It is used as a substitute indicator to net enrolment ratio (NER) when data on enrolment by single years of age are not available. Furthermore, it can also be a complementary indicator to NER by indicating the extent of over-aged and under-aged enrolment. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.
Comments:
Total enrolment in a specific level of education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the official school-age population corresponding to the same level of education in a given school-year. Calculation method Divide the number of pupils enrolled in a given level of education regardless of age by the population of the age-group which officially corresponds to the given level of education, and multiply the result by 100. Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).