On 5 October we will celebrate World Teachers Day. Also known as International Teachers Day, the celebration aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.
World Teachers Day is established on 1994 to commemorate the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world. This recommendation outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training, as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions.
To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, the UNESCO and Education International (EI) mounts a campaign each year to help give the world better understanding of teachers and the role they play in the development of students and society. The campaign focus on different themes for every year. For 2018, the UNESCO adopted the theme: “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.” It commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and serves as a reminder that the right to education cannot be realized without trained and qualified teachers.
World Teachers Day is celebrated by generating awareness about teacher issues and by ensuring that teacher respect is part of the natural order of things. Schools and students could prepare an occasion for teachers during this day.
Let us celebrate World Teachers Day by respecting our previous and current teachers! Raise up the issues related to them, especially their qualifications. And to those of you who have the honor of being a teacher, we at Adorageek love you with all our hearts!