Next Steps in Managing Teacher Migration

Papers of the Sixth Commonwealth Research Symposium on Teacher Mobility, Recruitment and Migration

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The Sixth Commonwealth Teachers’ Research Symposium brought together education researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to share experiences from developed and developing countries both within and outside the Commonwealth. This collection of papers from the event examines current trends in teacher migration, including education in emergencies, forced migration and pan-African migration, in line with the current global focus on education in conflict affected countries.

Co-published with UNESCO.




The Sixth Commonwealth Research Symposium on Teacher Mobility, Recruitment and Migration, organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat and UNESCO-IICBA, took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 8–9 June 2011. The overall objective of the symposium was to share research on issues affecting teacher mobility, recruitment and migration so that policy-makers would be equipped with the latest evidence to guide them. The Sixth Symposium addressed two main thematic areas: first, learning from the implementation of the existing Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol (CTRP) to help improve future implementation and the development of new protocols by other organisations, including the African Union; and second, the provision of high-quality inclusive education in difficult circumstances, including the role and status of refugee teachers and the issues surrounding forced migration of teachers. The domestic migration of teachers was also touched on.


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