One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Continuing Saga of Black and Minority Ethnic Teacher Recruitment and Retention in England

Vini Lander, Aneela Sheikh Zaheerali

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This chapter examines factors related to the lack of representation and recruitment of teachers from Black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds within the teaching profession in England. It considers policy initiatives and research related to BME teacher recruitment and retention to identify the barriers which inhibit BME people entering the profession; and how current changes in teacher training in England may lead to an even less ethnically diverse teacher workforce in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiversifying the Teaching Force in Transnational contexts: Critical Perspectives
EditorsClea Schmidt, Jens Schneider
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameTransnational Migration and Education Series
PublisherSense Publishers


  • Education General, Teacher Education, Comparative Education, Globalization.

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