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To answer questions about the shape education should take in the future, we first need to have an in-depth understanding of what education is like today.
This first ever Global Education Census is a snapshot into the lives of almost 20,000 teachers and students across the world.
The report analyses the responses to a comprehensive set of questions that cover aspects ranging from students’ favourite subjects, to teacher motivations.
Many reflect a rapidly-changing landscape, such as the growing use of technology in teaching and learning, or the prevalence of students using private tutors. Other findings were unexpected, such as the number of students who do no sport in school.
Finally, our survey found that students have high aspirations, with the vast majority wanting to go to university and follow prestigious career paths. The question is, how will their expectations change as new career structures evolve in the future?
The report focuses on ten countries: Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and US.
Cambridge Assessment International Education is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19-year-olds. These findings will help to inform our policy and programme development as we strive to ensure our qualifications prepare students for a competitive and global world.
Global Education Census 2018 - survey report
The first ever Global Education Census by leading international education organisation Cambridge International aimed to find out what life is like in schools around the world today for students aged 12-19 and their teachers.
View the global news below. Reports for specific countries will be available in due course.
One third of students worldwide don't exercise at school (Global report)
Three out of four US students now use smartphones in the classroom (US report)
64% of Spanish school students use a smartphone to do their homework (Spain report)
Digital literacy in Saudi schools is on the rise (Saudi Arabia report)
85% of South African students aspire to go onto university and follow traditional careers (South Africa report)
Indian students show high resilience to pressure with an active schedule (India report)
Indonesian students among the world’s highest users of technology (Indonesia report)
Malaysian teachers are amongst the most dedicated in the world for ensuring students achieve academic success. (Malaysia report)