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NEPS in the media: Teachers urgently needed

On February 12, 2024, editor Thorsten Stark reported in the Bayerische Staatszeitung about the large number of dropouts in the teaching profession and the expert commission on teacher training, which wants to develop concrete solutions to this problem.

It is a problem that has been discussed more and more in recent months. Although the teaching profession has many advantages, the drop-out rates at university are high. Editor Thorsten Stark also reported on this in the Bayerische Staatszeitung on 12.02.2024. 

The number of students dropping out is particularly high in Bavaria due to the barriers to entry into the profession itself, but the numbers are growing throughout Germany. 

To counteract this, the Ministry of Education and Science has convened an expert commission on teacher training. At the end of 2024, they want to publish concrete plans for improving the course and the attractiveness of the teaching profession itself to politicians and society. Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt, Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, is also a member.

You can find the article in German here.

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