Syrian Arab Republic - Primary education, teachers (% female)

Primary education, teachers (% female) in Syrian Arab Republic was 69.02 as of 2002. Its highest value over the past 31 years was 69.02 in 2002, while its lowest value was 36.31 in 1972.

Definition: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

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

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Year Value
1971 39.58
1972 36.31
1973 40.52
1974 42.57
1975 42.46
1976 45.28
1977 49.57
1978 49.32
1979 50.83
1980 52.78
1981 53.51
1982 54.88
1983 57.56
1984 59.32
1985 60.48
1986 60.91
1987 60.36
1988 63.23
1989 62.80
1990 63.59
1991 64.13
1992 63.77
1993 64.12
1994 63.79
1995 64.02
1996 64.59
1997 65.19
1998 65.22
1999 65.41
2000 67.77
2001 67.62
2002 69.02

Development Relevance: The share of female teachers shows the level of gender representation in the teaching force. A value of greater than 50% indicates more opportunities or preference for women to participate in teaching activities. Women teachers are important as they serve as role models to girls and help to attract and retain girls in school.

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: The share of female teachers in primary education is calculated by dividing the total number of female teachers at primary level of education by the total number of teachers at the same level, 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

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Inputs