This paper highlights the importance of the role of teachers in developing countries not only as educational leaders, but also in recognising their contribution to wider community and national development. The paper argues that the migration of teachers is an underemphasised aspect of globalisation, and potentially hinders the international goals of education for all and its wider impacts. There is a gap in knowledge of teachers' movements and its implications for achieving educational objectives.
Paper presented at the International Conference on Adult Education and Poverty Reduction: A global priority, University of Botswana, 14-16 June 2004, Centre for Comparative Education Research, University of Nottingham, pp. 349-354