Integration or Transformation?

A cross-national study of information and communication technology in school education

 

Appendix 6.11

 

6.11  Country data

 

Table 32: Basic parameters for the sample countries

 

 

Estonia

England

USA

Australia

Population

1,440,000

59,357,000

273,131,000

18,971,000

Area (sq. Km)

43,211

242,432

9,363,130

7,682,300

Population density (persons/km2)

33

245

29

2.5

Population growth rate

-0.6%

0.2%

0.9%

1%

Schools

724

29,199

89,505

9,587

Gross Domestic Product
(billion USD)

$7.8

$1,252

$8,511

$393.9

GDP per capita

$5,417

$21,093

$31,161

$20,763

Students/computer

28

7.7

6

12

Student:teacher ratio (primary)

n/a

21.2

18.3

18

Student:teacher ratio (secondary)

n/a

15.5

14

12.8

People per Internet host

48

31

10

18

Rank order for Internet hosts/world

20th

14th

3rd

8th

Commonwealth of Australia (1998); The Times (1988); Australian Bureau of Statistics (2000); British Embassy, Stockholm (1999); National Center for Education Statistics (2000); U.S. Census Bureau (2000); Central Intelligence Agency (1999); The Library of Congress (2000); Jaana (1998); Nelson (1996); UNESCO Institute for Statistics (1997); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  [OECD] (1999); RM (1997); Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (2000); Wu (2000); European Schoolnet Newsdesk (2000); Internet Software Consortium (2000).