This book provides brief cultural information on 80 countries. Eight new countries have been highlighted in this edition, including Bhutan, Burma, and Burundi. Of particular interest to educators is the ???Educational Profiles??? section, which contains information on the educational systems of each country. Besides the information included in the first edition (age of compulsory education, a description of primary and secondary education stages, the grading system, etc.) this second edition includes scales of suggested grade equivalents for each country as well as ???transcript vocabulary??? in a number of languages.