World Teacher’s Day is a global event launched by the UNESCO in 1994. It is an occasion where we can appreciate the people who had the biggest influence on us, the people who we spent more time than our families. The people who turned those tiny brain cells into creative minds. To all the teachers out there, Happy World Teacher’s Day!
We often celebrate Teacher’s Day in schools on the 1st Sunday of October. Usually, some classes that day are canceled or conducted by elder grade pupils, while teachers are greeted and honored. Students usually give teachers gifts to show their appreciation.
History of World Teacher’s Day
This holiday marks the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 UNESCO recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. It sets standards regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers for their initial preparation, further education, recruitment, employment, and learning conditions.
In India, the share of female teachers declines with the remoteness of schools. From 60% when the school is located at the local government seat, to 30% when it is 30 km away.
– We need more teachers in displacement settings. If all refugees enrolled, Turkey would need 80,000 additional teachers, Germany would need 42,000 teachers and educators, and Uganda would need 7,000 additional primary teachers. Yet refugee teachers are often excluded from national training programs because of professional regulations on the right to work.
– Nearly 94% of teachers in pre-primary education, yet only about half of those in upper secondary education, are female.
– The proportion of women among primary school teachers in low-income countries (41%) is half that in high-income countries (82%).
– In low-income countries, only 23% of secondary school teachers are women.
– At the tertiary level, only 19% of teachers are women in low-income countries and about 46% or less in the other income groups.
(Courtesy of UNESCO)
Whether you had the best childhood or not, I am sure this article pokes your mind, turns back the wheels of time and makes you recall all the old sweet school-day memories
I remember my German Language teacher in high-school. She was a beautiful young lady, a mixture of great fun and friendly firmness! We never felt any distance between us, she was our friend and biggest supporter. It was my first time ever learning German, yet she managed to significantly accelerate my learning abilities. She admired my determination and love for learning other languages. In return, I admired her dedication and strong belief in me, until I graduated high-school with remarkable grades in Deutsch. I’d love to take the chance and pay tribute to my favorite teacher and friend who never missed a chance to push me and my classmates forward and towards the best. Danke Frau Eman for the unforgettable mark that you left in my life.
In Conclusion, Happy World Teacher’s Day!
On this special day, I urge everyone in the world to find a way to express your gratitude to a teacher who had even the slightest positive impact on your life. Honor them, appreciate them and pray that this world gets to have more and more good teachers because it desperately needs it.
Authored by Yasmine Deraz
Edited by Yara Fakhoury
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