Facts and figures about teaching abroad

60,000
The total number of British teachers working in international schools around the world
Source: Teachers International Consultancy, October 2006

2,500
The number of international teaching jobs advertised in TES each month
Source: TES 2008

500
The total number of international schools anticipated by 2010 in Dubai. It is one of the fastest growing states in the Middle East for school expansion.
Source: ISC research, The International Schools Market, June 2008

29,000- 34,000
The average pay per annum in pounds sterling of teachers working in Australian primary and secondary schools
Source: The Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations, Australian government, 2007

40
The percentage of secondary schools in Australia with moderate to severe difficulties in recruiting teachers
Source: The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian government, 2007

150
The percentage increase in the number of English-speaking international schools in the United Arab Emirates since 2000
Source: ISC research, The International Schools Market, June 2008

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