Join INDUCAS and start boosting your professional career!


22/09/2017

Various studies show that newly-appointed teachers face many challenges and difficulties in their new teaching roles, leading them to burn out or even leave the profession. Although induction programs are available in most European countries, teachers often feel left alone in the crucial period which starts with the very first day in school.

On the other side, mentors – when they exist and are available – carry heavy responsibilities in introducing new teachers to their new role: but are mentors ready for this task?

If you are a newly appointed teacher and you are facing challenges you do not know how to address, or on the contrary, you are an experienced teacher engaged in mentoring activities, then you should join INDUCAS.

INDUCAS is a pilot project funded by the European Union, which will address two main questions:

  1. How can beginning teachers be better supported through a targeted network that facilitates dialogue between these individuals?

  2. How could a similar space support a network of mentors that develop their practice within their own community, for the benefit of the beginning teachers in their care?

In the pilot phase of INDUCAS (2017-2018), newly appointed teachers and mentors from Italy, France, Sweden and Romania will be encouraged to participate via the establishment of:

  • Four communities (one in each country, in the local language) for newly appointed teachers (with less than 2-years teaching experience). Activities have been running since May, and will still be running until April 2018.

  • Four communities (one in each country, in the local language) for mentors of newly appointed teachers. Activities have just started and will still be running until April 2018.

Participants in the eight communities will be able to interact, share and learn in their own languages with other peers to exchange ideas and build a community of practice and, ultimately, address issues and challenges in a more efficient, effective and engaging way.

Join INDUCAS and start boosting your professional career!

If you are interested in joining one of the four communities for newly appointed teachers, please fill in this form and you will soon receive further instructions to join.