Teachers in primary and lower secondary education account for at least 1,5 % of the economically active population in Europe.
In total teachers and academic staff represent more than 8,8 million people.
More than 60% of the teachers in primary and secondary education are women.
In tertiary education on average there are 40% of women, but with some disparities between countries.
Key Data on Education in Europe 2009 Edition Teachers
Ratio of pupils to teaching staff in primary and lower secondary education (ISCED 1 and 2), 2006 Source: Eurostat, UOE ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Pupil to teacher ratios
Continuous Professional Development Figure D24: Status of continuing professional development for teachers in primary and general (lower and upper) secondary education (ISCED 1, 2 and 3), 2006/07 Professional duty Optional, but necessary for promotion Optional
Teachers Types of employment status available to teachers in primary education and general secondary education, 2006/07 Source: Eurydice Civil servant status Career civil servant status Public sector employee with contractual status
Age of Secondary Teachers Figure D36: Distribution of teachers by age group in secondary education (ISCED 2 and 3), public and private sectors combined, 2006 < 30 years 30-39 years 40-49 years ≥ 50 years
Autonomy of schools with regard to fund-raising and the use of private funds, ISCED 1 and 2, 2006/07 School Autonomy and Quality Assurance Loans
Elements of the education system subject to evaluation, compulsory general education , 2006/07 School Autonomy and Quality Assurance School evaluation and individual teacher evaluation (and also local authorities in some countries) School evaluation Mainly individual teacher evaluation Mainly local authorities Data not available Source: Eurydice