Newly Qualified Teachers in Northern Europe — Research and Development Network (NQTNE) is an international network of researchers interested in Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT) and development of systems promoting NQTs professional development.
The main aims of the network are to stimulate and co-ordinate international co-operation in research focusing NQTs in a broad sense as well as Research and Development of professional support systems. Matters of importance in the network are comparing perspectives, exchanging of experiences and developing joint research projects.
The network was initially organized as an international committee with one to three participants from each country, who usually also represented powerful national research groups. On the national level, the members of the committee hade the ambition to coordinate local/national networks in their own countries. However, due to different conditions and circumstances this is conducted differently in each country. Since 2012 the network cooperates within different national and international nodes.
The NQTNE-network was once initiated by participants from the University of Gävle (Sweden); University of Jyväskylä (Finland); CVU Storkøbenhavn University College (Denmark); University College of Telemark and University College of Oslo (Norway); Tallinn University and University of Tartu (Estonia).
During 2009-2012 NQTNE was running the NQT-COME project, launched by the NQTNE network and funded by Nordplus Horizontal programme. in the project, there are representatives of teacher education and educational research institutes, teacher unions and municipalities.
During 2005-2007 the network was financed by the Swedish council for working life and social research (FAS). The network is co-ordinated from the University of Gävle by the Induction Research Group. International Co-ordinator: Göran Fransson, University of Gävle, Sweden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Book published: Fransson, G. & Gustafsson, C. (Eds.) (2008): Newly Qualified Teachers in Northern Europe. Comparative Perspectives on Promoting Professional Development. Teacher Education: Research Publications no 4. Gävle: Gävle University Press.