Effective engagement around any issue is informed by solid research. Many EI affiliates, staff, and allies have undertaken important studies that have helped to guide policy and advocacy on teacher migration both at national and global level.  

In addition, through the Commonwealth Research Network, EI affiliates have made contributions to many consolidated reports and publications. Taken together, this body of work provides valuable insight into the under-studied phenomenon of international teacher migration. However, many gaps remain in our knowledge. The new EI Global report, “Getting Teacher Migration and Mobility Right” endeavors to provide some global context and analysis of teacher migration trends and their impact, but the most important data to inform any national strategy will be grounded in the realities of the local education system and teaching force. Further research will be of great benefit to all those striving to influence these trends, and will enhance effectiveness of teacher unions’ advocacy.