World Teacher's Day 2017


" Teachers are the investment of the future of every nation"
The UNESCO has identified 5th October as the World Teachers' Day.Teachers indeed have a very significant contribution towards the global framework of growth and development and play a pivotal role in creating a sound and a greatly enabled future generation. Earlier Teacher's Day was celebrated at the country level, however, since 1994, UNESCO brought the celebrations of the status of being a teacher to the global level by establishing the World Teacher's Day.

OBJECTIVES:

UNESCO has certain objectives in celebrating this day. They are:

  • To activate a support system for the network of teachers around the world.

  • Every year the Education International (EI) launches public awareness campaign to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession.

  • Good conditions for employment, including appropriate salaries and contracts.

  • Good prospects for career growth with promotions.

  • Recruitment drives are conducted at university levels.

  • Actions are taken to increase the profile of teachers and the role they play in the media.

  • Good quality training for teachers so that they can give their optimum.

  • Respect for human rights and acceptance of inclusive education.

  • Effective management regarding recruitment and deployment of teachers.

  • The goal of UNESCO is to give the united support of the international community as well as the governments to the teachers, so that the quality of education increases.

  • The main targets of UNESCO are those countries which come under the purview of being under-developed, or developing, with the maximum number of out-of-school children.

  • UNESCO sends the message of the importance of investing in good teachers, as they are the key element to the growth and development of any nation.

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CELEBRATIONS :

World Teacher's Day is the day to show the love, respect and gratification towards the teachers who can make magic with a little chalk and knowledge.

  • Tokens of appreciation in the form of gifts and flowers are presented to the teachers by the pupils.

  • Handmade cards and hand-written notes top the list of gifts given to teachers.

  • Teachers of communities with special contribution are felicitated with awards.

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Teachers are indeed a backbone of a nation. It is only right that their contribution is recognised and celebrated on a global level. Here is to wishing all the teachers out there.
A Happy Teacher's Day. Cheers!!