Ecker Around The World



Out of work mapper Omar Sarhan writes:

A few days since I sent you anything, I was just looking at OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] data related to the amount of homework and study students do. I created this map (above). You can get to an interactive version of the map here. Or engage via Tumblr

17 thoughts on “Ecker Around The World

    1. Rob_G

      Educational achievement, it seems, too – Spain and Italy are significantly behind their northern EU counterparts in terms of competences, but look how much homework they get.

    2. Formerly known as

      It looks that way to me. I see Finland has amongst the lowest time spent doing homework, with a reputation for having one of the best education systems.

    3. munkifisht

      No. I think you’re seeing a false correlation. I would say it is more quality V quantity. 1 hour of quality study is worth 10 hours of poorly thought out repetitive exercises.

  1. dingle

    I wonder what correlation there is to the time spent in school. As far as I know, Ireland would also have one of the lowest in europe, when school holidays are taken into account. Maybe that explains the larger amounts of homework making up for actual school time

    1. Omar Sarhan

      Hey man,
      So I dug up a 2014 OECD report on total compulsory school hours (Primary & Secondary) and added it to the tooltip, It’s not exactly a full data set and there is missing data, but you may like it.

  2. bmcc123

    Am I right in reading that South Korean students are in the least amount of study category? If so then I think the OECD stats are broke!

  3. Kieran NYC

    Just got horrible flashbacks to being crippled in my room with 6+ hours of homework a night in 6th year.


  4. One Dub

    My kids keep telling me they don’t need any help with their homework, so I just go back to the pub.*


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