Portugal in need to fight back the lack of teachers until 2030!

According to Expresso newspaper, a study from the Nova School of Business and Economics University estimates that, by 2030, 40% of the 120 thousand Portuguese teachers will be retired and so, it will be necessary to hire on average 3.400 new teachers each year during this decade. The problem lies in the fact that, even though the number of students is thought to decline by 15%, the volume of teachers expected to retire is still higher than the decrease of students. In addition, in the last school year, 1.567 students graduated in education, a number that is lower than half of the new teachers’ demand. This need for new teachers will be more visible in the North of the country, mainly in pre-schools and elementary schools.

However, Diário de Notícias states that this problem of lack of teachers is not just a future scenario. There is currently a shortage of teachers in the regions of Lisboa e Vale do Tejo and Algarve, especially in the areas of Informatics, English, Portuguese (mother tongue) and Geography in secondary schools.

To address this issue, as stated by Observador, the Portuguese Ministry of Education is developing a programme to train graduates from other areas besides education, to become teachers. For that, people that want to embrace this career will need a higher education degree and will go through a process that includes a one-year internship in the school in which they will teach in the following years, as well as a theory-based training programme done at distance by a higher education institution. This process has been foreseen by the Portuguese Government since the 1980s but was never implemented.

In this sense, the LOOP Project can be beneficial as it aims to empower teachers’ personal, professional, and social continuous development, by providing an innovative peer-induction programme for new teachers initiating their careers. This programme aims to provide guidance and mentoring supporting the professional development and social-culture integration of the teachers in their hosting schools, increasing their motivation.

Our survey has been launched in Spain!

University of Vic- UCC launches the survey of LOOP project in Spain with 3 questionnaires (in Catalan) on policies, practices and needs regarding induction programs for beginning teachers:

If you are School Directors or Leaders, please click here.

If you are teachers with less than 35years old and up to 5 years of professional experience, please click here.

If you are teachers with more than 45years old and more than 20 years of professional experience, please click here.

Please participate by filling in the survey and by sharing it with your colleagues!

Our survey has been launched in Slovenia!

University of Ljubljana in cooperation with the Slovenian Ministry for Education, Science and Sport has prepared the national version of the questionnaire on policies, practices and needs regarding induction programs for teachers beginning their careers and experienced teachers entering into the role of mentors, as well as school leaders overseeing the entire process.

You can find more on the project as it is being run on the national level at the university site in Slovenian

In order to access the survey, you are invited to click here. All of the target groups of respondents click the same link and are later directed towards the questions for their target group.

Thank you for participating in the survey and sharing it with your colleagues!

Our survey has been launched in Germany!

The Innovation in Learning Institute (ILI) has launched the survey of LOOP project with 3 questionnaires (in German) on policies, practices and needs regarding induction programs for beginning teachers:

If you are School Directors or Leaders, please click here.


If you are teachers with less than 35years old and up to 5 years of professional experience, please click here.


If you are teachers with more than 45years old and more than 20 years of professional experience, please click here.


Please participate by filling in the survey and by sharing it with your colleagues!

Our survey has been launched in Croatia!

Association Petit Philosophy has launched the survey of LOOP project with 3 questionnaires (in Croatian) on policies, practices and needs regarding induction programs for beginning teachers:


If you are School Directors or Leaders, please click here.


If you are teachers with less than 35years old and up to 5 years of professional experience, please click here.


If you are teachers with more than 45years old and more than 20 years of professional experience, please click here.


You can also learn more about the project at Petit Philosophy‘s website in Croatian.

Please participate by filling in the survey and by sharing it with your colleagues!

Our survey has been launched in Greece!

Institute of Educational Policy with the support of University of Peloponnese and IDEC S.A. launches the survey of LOOP project in Greece with 3 questionnaires (in Greek) on policies, practices and needs regarding induction programs for beginning teachers: 


If you are School Directors or Leaders, please click here


If you are teachers with less than 35years old and up to 5 years of professional experience, please click here.


If you are teachers with more than 45years old and more than 20 years of professional experience, please click here.


Please participate by filling in the survey and by sharing it with your colleagues!

Our survey has been launched in Italy!

Università LUM launches the survey of LOOP  project in Italy with 3 questionnaires (in Italian) on policies, practices and needs regarding induction programs for beginning teachers: 


If you are School Directors or Leaders, please click here.  


If you are teachers with less than 35years old and up to 5 years of professional experience, please click here.   


If you are teachers with more than 45years old and more than 20 years of professional experience, please click here.


Please participate by filling in the survey and by sharing it with your colleagues! 

Our survey has been launched in Portugal!

INOVA+ with the support of the Direção-Geral da Educação Directorate-General for School Administration (DGAE), Casa do Professor and Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa launches 3 questionnaires (In Portuguese) on policies, practices and needs regarding induction programs for beginning teachers: 


If you are School Directors or Leaders, please click here.


If you are teachers with less than 35years old and up to 5 years of professional experience, please click here.


If you are teachers with more than 45years old and more than 20 years of professional experience, please click here.


Please participate by filling in the survey and by sharing it with your colleagues! 

Our survey has been launched!

Share with us your opinion and experience on policies, practices and needs regarding induction programs for beginning teachers in order to create programmes tailored to your needs.

  • If you are a new teacher, with up 5 years of experience and no more than 35 years old please fill in the online questionnaire here.
  • If you are an experienced teacher, with more than 20 years of experience and more than 45 years old please fill in the online questionnaire here.
  • If you are a school leader, please fill in the online questionnaire here.

You are welcomed to share the survey with your colleagues!

Stay tuned for the national versions of the survey!

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