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.



Revisiting the implementation of the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol: Furthering implementation and addressing critical steps in the recruitment process

This paper revisits the 2008–2009 review of the implementation of the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol, commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat in response to a directive by Commonwealth education ministries in 2006 (Ochs and Jackson, 2009). With a view towards informing activities and policies that further the implementation of the protocol, this paper first presents key findings from the review. It then reports on research conducted in 2011 that revisited the migrant teachers from the 2008–2009 study to explore their situation further, as well as on key developments at the international level regarding teacher migration. A systems analysis of teacher mobility is presented, which identifies key actors, contextual factors and critical steps in the recruitment and migration process. In conclusion, recommendations for further protocol implementation are recommended.


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