The proliferation of skilled persons' migration in recent years has led to liberalized immigration policies vis-à-vis highly skilled professionals from developing countries. However, the resultant effect of this is to trigger an exodus of skilled personnel in developing countries, with the large outflow of skilled persons posing the brain drain phenomenon threat (Carrington & Detragiache, 1999). Indeed, the UK Government White Paper on International Development entitled Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor (2006) highlighted the need for developed countries to be aware of the domino impact on developing countries of the brain drain (available at www.dfid.gov.uk).
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[...] The Government is obliged under the Constitution to ensure that direct and opportunity costs do not preclude access to education; however this politically motivated social ideal is not reality for many students obstructed by meal costs, transport costs and tuition even in public schools (www.deeped.gov.ph This is further compounded by a research study undertaken by a Joint Country Gender Assessment Study in 2008 driven by the Asian Central Bank entitled “Paradox and Promise in the Philippines” (available at www.adp.org which highlights the fact that the quality of public education and basic access to education services is inherently dependent on municipality variances. Therefore the problem of sporadic schooling access in the Philippines is further perpetuated by the exodus of qualified teachers (www.adp.org). [...]
[...] This backdrop has continued to fuel teacher migration in the Philippines and in section 1 I shall consider patterns of migration in the Philippines. In section 2 I shall evaluate the resultant impact on the national public school system and conclude with a summary of the central issues underpinning teacher migration in the Philippines. PATTERNS OF LABOUR MIGRATION It is submitted at the outset, that a central problem is the lack of consistent empirical evidence regarding the extent of the brain drain and statistical impact on the Philippines from Teacher migration (Loftstrom, 2000). [...]
[...] CONCLUSION The above analysis highlights that the trends in skilled worker migration and the Philippines has significantly impacted teachers, with a continued growth in outflow migration. Whilst providing significant economic impact to the national economy, the brain drain phenomenon could result in a false dawn in respect of the economic benefit as the negative ripples into the public education system are felt. For example, losing competent teachers without replacement will in turn impact the quality of Filipino graduates who will become the future workforce. [...]
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