Teacher Migration from Jamaica: Assessing the Short-Term Impact

Abstract

In this article, we present and analyse specific data collected from nineteen schools in urban and rural Jamaica in September and November 2004. Through a combination of semi-structured interviews with principals and questionnaires distributed to teachers, we discuss how the migration of teachers since 2000 has affected the delivery of education to Jamaican children. Our findings reveal that while there appeared to be little correlation between direct migration and teacher shortage in the schools visited, there were important impacts on the quality of education delivered.

Citation

Caribbean Journal of Education (2006) 27 (1) 85-111

Teacher Migration from Jamaica: Assessing the Short-Term Impact

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