Canada: Student teacher ratio, primary school

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 Canada

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 17.42
 Year 2000
 Measure students per teacher
 Data availability 1983 - 2000
 Average 16.31
 Min - Max 15.30 - 17.95
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1983 to 2000. The average value for Canada during that period was 16.31 students per teacher with a minimum of 15.3 students per teacher in 1992 and a maximum of 17.95 students per teacher in 1998. The latest value from 2000 is 17.42 students per teacher. For comparison, the world average in 2000 based on 135 countries is 28.46 students per teacher. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Canada - Student teacher ratio, primary school - historical chart - 1983-2000




The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in Canada is the number of primary school pupils divided by the number of primary school teachers. It is generally considered better to have fewer pupils per teacher.
Definition: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary school.

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