Essays in Education


For decades, “brain drain” which has been thought to be a disaster worldwide has influenced the socio-economic aspects in many countries under globalization forces. Presented in a narrative approach, the first parts of this paper introduce an overall view of globalization effects on international higher education and the diaporas of intellectual migrants causing brain drain. The next section of the article critically recommends appropriate measures used by many governments to minimize its negative consequences and to inverse them into beneficial brain. Brain drain, as the paper argues, may not always turn to be the dead end for any countries, but leadership and management roles in educating their citizens with transnational patriotism can contribute to the new epoch of brain gain, making knowledge circulate around the world.

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