World Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5 October. It is also named as International Teachers’ Day. Its goal is to raise awareness of the role of teachers in delivering quality education at all levels and to improve the conditions of teachers in the world. Let us take a look at the present style, past, and importance of World Teachers’ Day.
World Teachers’ Day: History
The history of the World Teacher’s day goes back to October 5th, 1966. In Paris, France, the Unique Intergovernmental Conference on the Condition of Teachers was held to discuss issues concerning teachers and their careers. The conference eventually found a consensus and closed its investigation. As a result, a paper signed by both members of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and UNESCO, ‘Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers,’ was published.
The purpose of the celebration is to rally support for teachers and to ensure that teachers can continue to fulfil the needs of future generations. Various activities take place on this day to celebrate the role of teachers. This may entail events in the classroom, seminars and civic festivals.
UNESCO advocates for a stand for teachers and advocates for the world’s societies to express their respect for teachers’ attempts to create a sustainable future for humanity. The day is also a valuable symbol of the recognition, comprehension and respect displayed for teachers’ tremendous commitment to education and development. For these purposes, it is the duty of policymakers to provide appropriate instruction, continuing professional development, and defence of the rights of teachers.
Celebration of Teachers’ Day
Students of schools and colleges plan separate events on Teachers’ Day in order to entertain the teachers. Such events include dance contests, singing contests, teacher imitation, sports, and poetry recitation. Some students are also preparing picnics, surprises for shower instructors, roses, and handwritten cards. All this is a means for students to show their love for their teachers and appreciation for them.
Teachers’ Day is a great time to celebrate and enjoy the precious relationship that teachers and students share. Even now, some former students who have grown up to do amazing things in their lives, want to drop by on September 5 at their schools and colleges to wish their teachers and spend some quality time with them to make this unforgettable day. While this year we’re trapped indoors because of a pandemic, you can always call and tell your favorite teachers to greet them this day. Give a present to your teachers, write a letter to them or arrange a virtual call to share the day with your teachers and batch mates.
WHY WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY IS IMPORTANT
1. It honors the teaching profession
Waking up at the crack of dawn, getting a saint’s patience, and becoming a good effect is stressful work. Let’s face it, if it wasn’t for Ms. Norbury, Cady would always be a mean kid. Gifts, praise, and parties are perfect ways to prove you care on World Teachers’ Day.
2. This applauds progress but threatens stagnation.
There is still a long way to go, even though the educational system and the role teachers play in it have come a long way. For this aim, the United Nations has established the Sustainable Development Target for Education for 2030. An annual reminder of this purpose and the need to do more to inspire teachers to continue in school is World Teachers’ Day.
3. This highlights current issues that affect teachers
Yeah, it’s a highly desirable privilege to off summers off, but there are so many complicated challenges facing teachers around the world within school systems. This includes the preservation of intellectual freedoms, the formation of autonomy for educational institutions, and the production and implementation in higher education of professional teaching standards. Fortunately, in faculty meetings, webinars, workshops, and conventions, World Teachers’ Day makes the discussion.
Teachers’ Day Facts
- For the dedication of teachers to society, Teachers’ Day is celebrated worldwide.
- Festivities in numerous countries are tied to distinguished individuals or accomplishments and to successes in the field of education.
- World Teachers ‘Day is observed on October 5, but in various countries, Teachers’ Day is observed on different days.
- In 1962, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became India’s second President. He was a staunch educationist, a well-known diplomat, and, above all, a brilliant teacher.
- S Radhakhrishnan always felt that teachers in the country should be the brightest minds.