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.
In the Basque Country, we aim to test a new model to improve on the attraction, selection, induction and training of prospective teachers.
The pilot program will target talented, socially-committed graduates, actively attract, recruit and select 20 of them through a competency-based selection model to take part in a Teacher-in-Training Induction Program. In effect, by supplementing the... Read more