Walking in the Shoes of Overseas Trained Teachers

Under threat and under pressure, teachers with overseas qualifications are proving to be resilient and adaptive, but they are not receiving the recognition they deserve. Prof. Paul Miller reports.
Overseas teacher


Within the last decade, very little has been written about overseas trained teachers (OTTs) in England in the first wave of teacher migration that happened in 2000–2008. This is due mainly to the fact the pattern of teacher migration to England slowed in the late 2000s in response to an expanded European Union, and also due to public awareness of the maltreatment faced by OTTs in the early to mid-2000s. Although the pattern of teacher migration to the United Kingdom, in particular, to England, has changed considerably since the early 2000s, there is evidence that due to ongoing problems in teacher supply in England, international teacher migration and recruitment has once again intensified.  

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