IPSEF Newsletter

Three worldwide trends that may affect your recruitment

By Diane Jacoutot, Managing Director of Edvectus

International schools need international teachers, and if your school is reliant on a supply of western-trained qualified teachers, you should be aware of new global trends which may affect your ability to attract and retain the best in the next 5 to 10 years.

Trend 1: The West is not producing teachers fast enough for most domestic markets

Teachers are normally trained for and employed in their domestic markets. In many countries such as the UK, New Zealand and Ireland, the governments have set out targets for the numbers of teachers trained to meet projected demand based on population trends, and unfortunately some of these targets are routinely being missed.

the overall number of graduates has fallen and other employers were recruiting more graduates. Targets were missed in 14 out of 17 secondary subjects.”

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