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ERIC Number: EJ802000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Overseas Trained Teachers in England: A Policy Framework for Social and Professional Integration
Miller, Paul Washington
Policy Futures in Education, v6 n3 p280-285 2008
Overseas trained teachers (OTTs) have become an important part of the make-up of England's primary and secondary education system. Through inadequate, and in some cases a lack of, initial induction and support for professional development, many are at risk of performing sub-optimally and some have become an endangered species. Failure to integrate OTTs in the norms, customs and nuances of the United Kingdom's (UK) system and teaching culture is tantamount to professional neglect and has, in certain cases, led to adjustment problems. With an ageing UK population and more skilled professionals moving abroad, the UK's dependency on OTTs is set to continue. After almost a decade of using the services of OTTs, the government remains non-committal in establishing a framework for effective integration. The expedient use of OTTs must give way to an inclusive and multifaceted integration approach involving governmental and non-governmental organisations and institutions, at all levels of society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)