Teacher Induction: Supporting the supporters of novice teachers in Europe (TISSNTE) Teacher Induction: Supporting the supporters of novice teachers in Europe (TISSNTE)

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The European Commission has developed a common European Framework for teacher competences and qualifications and the planned peer-learning cluster on teacher and training quality will enhance this movement. However, there is no common focus on the specific needs of new entrants to the profession or the concomitant needs of those who will induct and support them in schools. 'Teachers Matter (OECD 2005) recognises and stresses the need for more attention to be given to the needs of novice teachers. In several EU countries, teachers, often given the title of mentors, have become a valued and integral part of the pre-service training of teachers in a few they are also involved in the induction and support of novice teachers. This project will address:

  • the role of supporters
  • identify and analyse what currently takes place
  • devise instruments to identify the needs of mentors/supporters
  • facilitate cross European debate about 'good practice'
  • formulate a portfolio of support strategies for those involved in supporting novice teachers
  • stimulate exchange between teachers and teacher educators
  • add to the European policy debate. on the induction and support of novice teachers
  • provide training and support for those involved with novice teachers in schools and beyond.


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