What does a starting teacher struggle with?


About the research

Did you now that one in five starting teachers will leave education within five years. To help them, Sofie Michels and her colleagues at Artevelde University College developed "Startkracht", a support tool for beginning primary school teachers. 

Sofie Michels

"Strong teachers make strong schools and this results in strong children." That's Sofie Michels' motto. Her love for education started during her studies in pedagogical sciences the Ghent University. After two years of working within inclusive education and three years as coordinator of a primary school, Sofie engaged in the professionalization of teachers. She saw a challenge in assisting starting teachers to remain strong teachers. Her research is about the needs of starting teachers and how a professionalization tool can meet these needs.

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