Trained teachers in secondary education, female (% of female teachers) - Country Ranking - Asia

Definition: Trained teachers in secondary education are the percentage of secondary school teachers who have received the minimum organized teacher training (pre-service or in-service) required for teaching in a given country.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Bhutan 100.00 1999
1 Iran 100.00 2015
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Jordan 100.00 2014
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2016
1 Kuwait 100.00 2004
1 Mongolia 100.00 2014
1 Oman 100.00 2001
1 Philippines 100.00 2013
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 Thailand 100.00 2015
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2011
13 Malaysia 100.00 2015
14 Cambodia 99.36 2002
15 Lebanon 99.02 2014
16 Myanmar 98.80 2010
17 Hong Kong SAR, China 96.84 2015
18 Georgia 95.11 2009
19 Lao PDR 95.04 2007
20 Singapore 92.72 2009
21 Brunei 91.46 2015
22 Macao SAR, China 88.48 2015
23 Bahrain 84.74 2015
24 Kyrgyz Republic 80.84 2008
25 Nepal 80.31 2015
26 Bangladesh 66.92 2013
27 Qatar 61.83 2011

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Development Relevance: Trained teachers refer to teaching force with the necessary pedagogical skills to teach and use teaching materials in an effective manner. The share of trained teachers reveals a country's commitment to investing in the development of its human capital engaged in teaching. Teachers are important resource, especially for children who are the first-generation of receiving education in their families and heavily rely on teachers in acquiring basic literacy skills. However, rapid increase in enrollments may cause the shortage of trained teachers. Education finance is a key for appropriate teacher allocations, since teacher salaries account for a large share of education budgets. The shortage of trained teacher may result in low qualified teachers in more disadvantaged area.

Limitations and Exceptions: This indicator does not take into account differences in teachers' experiences and status, teaching methods, teaching materials, and classroom conditions - all factors that affect the quality of teaching and learning. Some teachers without formal training may have acquired equivalent pedagogical skills through professional experience. In addition, national standards regarding teacher qualifications and pedagogical skills may vary.

Other Notes: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Share of trained teachers is calculated by dividing the number of trained teachers of the specified level of education by total number of teachers at the same level of education, and multiplying by 100. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual