Brain drain in higher education: Critical voices on teacher education in Yemen

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Brain drain in higher education: Critical voices on teacher education in Yemen
Abstract
Brain drain is a context-based issue and has direct impact on the quality of higher education for institutions where a significant number of instructors migrate to take up work in other countries. This is a critical problem in Yemen where higher teacher education programmes still lack teachers. Interpretive analysis of in-depth interviews with two university administrators and ten teacher educators revealed four key factors affecting the occurrence of brain drain: ineffective application of sabbatical leave regulations; failure to equalize returning teachers’ salaries with those of their colleagues; lack of resources to support research; and the presence of internal and external conflicts. The study also provides insights for decreasing brain drain in Yemen.
Publication
London Review of Education
Volume
16
Issue
2
Pages
296-307
Date
2018-07-17
Journal Abbr
London Review of Education
Language
en
DOI
10.18546/lre.16.2.09
ISSN
1474-8460
Short Title
Brain drain in higher education
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shortDOI: 10/gg26fm
Citation
Muthanna, A., & Sang, G. (2018). Brain drain in higher education: Critical voices on teacher education in Yemen. London Review of Education, 16(2), 296–307. https://doi.org/10.18546/lre.16.2.09