Research article

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

Authors
  • Abdulghani Muthanna
  • Guoyuan Sang

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.

Keywords: BRAIN DRAIN, HIGHER EDUCATION, TEACHER EDUCATION, QUALITY, YEMEN

How to Cite:

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.16.2.09

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17 Jul 2018
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