The NEWTT project consists of piloting and testing different alternative pathways to teacher certification in 5 European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Latvia, Romania, and the Basque Region of Spain. These countries are currently or will soon be facing shortages of effective teachers overall and especially in schools serving underprivileged communities (e.g., poor students, students from ethnic minorities, students from disadvantaged groups). The project is run in each country by a national consortium of 2 or 3 partners who collaborate to implement the pilot designed by the national consortium lead partner. In total, NEWTT involves 15 partners who collaborate together to define innovative, value-added ways to bring new talent into teaching. See below for more information on each national pilot.
Through co-operation of the Ministry of Education and Science and Iespejama misija, at the end of 2014 a change in the rules of the Cabinet of Ministers was achieved, technically allowing an alternative pathway into teaching. At the beginning of 2015, Iespejama misija’s Leadership Development Programme was approved as the first (and currently the only) programme to fit the criteria of this... Read more