South Korea: Student teacher ratio, primary school

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 South Korea

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 16.29
 Year 2017
 Measure students per teacher
 Data availability 1971 - 2017
 Average 34.73
 Min - Max 16.29 - 56.87
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1971 to 2017. The average value for South Korea during that period was 34.73 students per teacher with a minimum of 16.29 students per teacher in 2017 and a maximum of 56.87 students per teacher in 1971. The latest value from 2017 is 16.29 students per teacher. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 132 countries is 21.75 students per teacher. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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South Korea - Student teacher ratio, primary school - recent values

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South Korea - Student teacher ratio, primary school - historical chart - 1971-2017




The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in South Korea 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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