Global Teachers, Australian Perspectives

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  • Carol Reid
  • Jock Collins
  • Michael Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Carol Reid, Jock Collins, Michael Singh
    Pages 1-7
  3. Carol Reid, Jock Collins, Michael Singh
    Pages 9-34
  4. Carol Reid, Jock Collins, Michael Singh
    Pages 35-64
  5. Carol Reid, Jock Collins, Michael Singh
    Pages 65-83
  6. Carol Reid, Jock Collins, Michael Singh
    Pages 85-103
  7. Carol Reid, Jock Collins, Michael Singh
    Pages 105-122
  8. Carol Reid, Jock Collins, Michael Singh
    Pages 123-134
  9. Carol Reid, Jock Collins, Michael Singh
    Pages 135-168
  10. Carol Reid, Jock Collins, Michael Singh
    Pages 169-180
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 181-186

About this book

Introduction

This is the first book on global teachers and the increasingly important phenomenon of ‘brain circulation’ in the global teaching profession. A teaching qualification is a passport to an international professional career: the global teacher is found in more and more classrooms around the world today. It is a two-way movement. This book looks at the growing importance of immigrant teachers in western countries today and at teachers who exit from western countries (emigrant teachers) seeking teaching experience in other countries. Drawing on the international literature in Europe, North America, Asia and elsewhere supplemented by rich insights derived from recent Australian research, the book outlines the personal, institutional and structural processes nationally and internationally underlying the increasing global circulation of teachers. It identifies the key drivers of global teacher mobility: a range of factors including family, lifestyle, classroom experience, travel, opportunities for advancement, discipline, linguistic skills, taxation rates, cultural factors and institutional frameworks and policy support. The book is the first detailed contemporary account of the experiences of Australian immigrant and emigrant teachers in the schools and communities where they teach and live. It makes an important and original theoretical and empirical contribution to the contemporary fields of sociology of education and immigration studies.

Keywords

Brain circulation Emigrant teacher experience Global labour market for teachers Immigrant teachers Mobility of teachers Teachers in Australia

Authors and affiliations

  • Carol Reid
    • 1
  • Jock Collins
    • 2
  • Michael Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Educational Research University of Western SydneyPenrith, NSWAustralia
  2. 2.University of Technology SydneyBroadway, NSWAustralia
  3. 3.Centre for Educational Research University of Western SydneyPenrith, NSWAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4451-36-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4451-35-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4451-36-9
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