Next Steps in Managing Teacher Migration

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

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Next Steps in Managing Teacher Migration
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Publication date: 30 October 2012
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ISBN: 978-1-84929-077-7
Pages: 168

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.



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Dedication
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms

1. Introduction, Jonathan Penson and Akemi Yonemura

PART I. MANAGING TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND MIGRATION
2. Migration and development: Key issues for consideration for the Commonwealth, Constance Vigilance
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Recent trends
2.3 Key topics and concepts
2.4 Engagement of international institutions on migration and development
2.5 The way forward
3. Towards a global response to teacher preparation, recruitment and migration, Michael Omolewa
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Topical questions
3.3 The UNESCO initiative
3.4 The Commonwealth initiative
3.5 Negotiated consensus
3.6 Conclusion
4. Revisiting the implementation of the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol: Furthering implementation and addressing critical steps in the recruitment process, Kimberly Ochs
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Revisiting the issue of teacher migration
4.3 The system of teacher mobility
4.4 Protocol dissemination
4.5 Revisiting protocol dissemination and implementation
4.6 The central importance of context
4.7 Discussion and conclusions
4.8 Recommendations
5. A continental teacher recruitment protocol in Africa: Key considerations from the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol, James Keevy
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Learning from the experiences of the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol
5.3 The meaning of an African approach: policy learning and an African philosophy
5.4 Thoughts on the proposed African Continental Teacher Recruitment Protocol
5.5 Concluding comments

PART II. APPLICATION OF CTRP PRINCIPLES: EXPERIENCES FROM THE FIELD AND GOOD PRACTICES
6. Managing teacher recruitment and migration: A case study of the Barbados experience, Roderick Ricardo Rudder
6.1 Introduction and background
6.2 Methodology
6.3 Discussion of findings
6.4 Conclusions
7. Teacher migration and the role of historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic serving institutions in the United States, Helen Bond
7.1 Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol
7.2 Root causes of teacher shortages
7.3 Prince George’s County public schools
7.4 Minority teacher investment
7.5 HBCUs and HSIs and teacher migration
7.6 Ready to Teach programme
7.7 Conclusion and recommendations
8. The need for teachers: An Ethiopian case study, Theodros Shewarget, Theresa Wolde-Yohannes and Akemi Yonemura
8.1 Introduction
8.2 The purpose of this paper
8.3 Background and educational context
8.4 Research questions
8.5 Methodology
8.6 Findings
8.7 Analysis
8.8 Conclusion
9. Zimbabwean education professionals in South Africa: Motives for migration, Sadhana Manik
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Literature review
9.3 Methodology of study
9.4 Findings of study
9.5 Discussion and conclusion

PART III. TEACHER MIGRATION: REMAINING ISSUES TO CONSIDER
10. Where have all the teachers gone? Why there are never any teachers in Africa’s refugee camps and what we can do about it, Barry Sesnan
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Creation of a teaching force in an emergency or the short term
11. Teacher migration and education in conflict and post-conflict countries: Experience from Somalia, Christophe Mononye
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Teacher migration (context-specific) and its implications
11.3 Challenges
11.4 Summing and conclusion
12. Teacher attrition in Wolaita: The cases of domestic migration of Bolosso Sore and Damot Gale woredas, Michael Daniel Ambatchew
12.1 General background
12.2 Statement of the problem
12.3 Literature review and theoretical framework
12.4 Aims
12.5 Methodology
12.6 Findings and discussion
12.7 Limitations
12.8 Conclusion and recommendations
13. Challenges facing higher education in the Southern African Development Community, Louis J van der Westhuizen
13.1 Introduction
13.2 SADC contents
13.3 Levels of higher education quality assurance development in SADC
13.4 Quality assurance initiatives
13.5 Staff capacity as a factor influencing the potential of higher education
13.6 Challenges facing the SADC higher education institutions
13.7 The way forward

PART IV. NEXT STEPS IN MANAGING TEACHER MIGRATION
14. Beyond the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol: Next steps in managing teacher migration in education in emergencies, Jonathan Penson, Akemi Yonemura, Barry Sesnan, Kimberly Ochs and Casmir Chanda
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Background
14.3 Definition of terms
14.4 Situational analysis
14.5 Literature review and analysis
14.6 Case study: refugees from South Sudan
14.7 The principles of the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol and emergencies
14.8 Recommendations
14.9 Conclusion

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About the contributors Expand or collapse me

Jonathan Penson (Editor)

Jonathan Penson, Adviser (Education), Social Transformation Programmes Division, Commonwealth Secretariat.

Akemi Yonemura (Editor)

Akemi Yonemura, Program Specialist, UNESCO-IICBA.