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ERIC Number: EJ1097191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
BME Academic Flight from UK to Overseas Higher Education: Aspects of Marginalisation and Exclusion
Bhopal, Kalwant; Brown, Hazel; Jackson, June
British Educational Research Journal, v42 n2 p240-257 Apr 2016
This paper describes the experiences of Black and minority ethnic (BME) academics who consider moving overseas for career opportunities. It explores the barriers that BME academics report in UK higher education, which affects their decisions for overseas higher education migration. Our findings suggest that BME academics were significantly more likely than White academics to have ever considered moving overseas to work, although reasons such as family commitments led to many remaining in the UK. However, those BME academics who eventually move overseas report positive experiences. In contrast those who stay in the UK report various barriers to career progression. We suggest significant change is needed in the UK higher education sector in order to retain BME academics who consider moving overseas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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