Overseas trained teachers in England: victims of change, vanguards of change

Miller, Paul Washington (2006) Overseas trained teachers in England: victims of change, vanguards of change. In: Doctoral Conference, June 2006, Institute of Education, London.

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The brain drain debate has dominated academic and policy discussions over the last decade. This article focuses on the contributions overseas-trained teachers make to enriching, sustaining and advancing education in England. By looking at what caused the need for overseas trained teachers in the first place, it will be possible to show how England’s market for teachers was during the late 1990s and early 2000s. The author will also show that teaching in some territories was placed at risk, and that overseas-trained teachers who make up a significant proportion of teachers in England have brought with them such skills, experiences, and competences that has been of significant benefit whilst filling a gap. A possible conclusion is that overseas-trained teachers are more important to England’s education than is believed and reported, and without whom teaching in England would be at risk. The methods employed in this qualitative research are: Depth Interviewing, Life Histories and Focus Groups. A summary of the Phase 1 evidence will be presented.

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Conference published in -'Educate' Vol.6, No.1, 2006, pp. 74-96.

Research Areas:A. > School of Health and Education > Education
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