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  • This document contains updated information on teacher qualifications in participating Commonwealth countries presented in the form of a comparability table. The table is intended for use by government officials, credential evaluators, academics, and policy researchers as well as individual teachers moving between countries.

  • In this section key contextual data is listed from available sources, such as the UNESCO report on teachers (2006), Commonwealth Education Partnerships (2007) and various others. The data are supplemented by more recent information provided by participating countries. Key facts include: population, education expenditure as percentage of the GDP, primary, secondary and tertiary enrolment as a percentage of the relevant age groups, the number of primary and secondary teachers, the estimated number of un- and underqualified teachers, as well as the estimated number of foreign teachers.