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U.S. Teachers Rank 3rd For Time Spent in Classroom

American Teachers Rank Third For Most Time Spent in Classroom

How long do teachers spend in the classroom? Forbes reported on a recent study that looks at which countries have teachers who spend the most time in their classrooms. 

A report released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that "public primary school teachers teach an average of 782 hours each year with the amount of time spent in the classroom varying significantly between countries," according to the article.

Teachers have the longest days in Chile, France and the United States, spending over six hours teaching. According to a chart by Statista, teachers in the United States rank third for annual hours in the classroom at 967. Chile is first with 1,049, and Australia ranks 1,010 hours. 

American teachers notch up 967 hours every year. This is far more than in Germany and Poland where teachers spend 635 and 612 annual hours in the classroom. Teachers in China have a much better deal than those in Chile, spending just 612 hours teaching each year.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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