Saudi Arabia’s schoolteachers and principals are the youngest as compared to many other countries, according to the Teaching and Learning International Survey.
The mean age of teachers in the Kingdom is only 38 years with an average work experience of 12 years, while the average age of teachers of some 47 other countries that took part in the survey is 44 years old with 16 years of work experience.
The mean age of school principals in the Kingdom is 43 years with an average experience of 8 years, eight years less than the average age of principals in the countries participated in the survey, which is 51 years, with an average experience of nine years.
The survey titled “The teaching profession and its value in the eyes of teachers and school principals” is a global evaluation of conditions of teaching and learning. It is coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with a view to improving educational policies and outcomes.