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.
The project proposes a strong and highly visible intervention, attracting, selecting and developing the brightest and most motivated students and young professionals into two year teaching placements in the country’s most difficult schools. Our transformational teachers will show, through example that underperforming schools and students can excel if given the right opportunity and support.... Read more