World Teachers’ Day 2023:- Know Theme, History and Significance of this day

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated in 100 nations across the world. The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2023 is “The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage.”

World Teachers' Day 2023
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Every year October 5 is observed as World Teachers day across the globe. This day marks the importance of teachers in the field of education. Many countries celebrate this day on the different dates like India celebrates it on September 5 on the birth anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

World Teachers day is celebrated in 100 nations across the world. UNESCO/ International Labour Organisation and Education International work together for the teachers’ status.

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World Teachers’ Day 2023:- Theme

The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2023 is “The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage.”

The aim of this theme is to put the importance of stopping the decline in the number of teachers and then starting to increase that number at the top of the global agenda.

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World Teachers’ Day 2023:- History

World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated every year since 1994. This day acknowledges the anniversary of the adoption of 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers, it sets benchmarks regarding their rights and responsibilities and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, teaching and learning.

World Teachers’ Day 2023:- Significance

World Teachers’ Day acknowledges and appreciates the work of teachers. Many schools and colleges organise events for the teachers on this day to recognise their contribution towards the society.

Teachers are the inseparable part of the education system. Their contribution is invaluable towards the students and society. The status of the teachers should be raised by providing them better opportunities and good salary as they not only make the life of students beautiful but also make the beautiful society.

The joint statement of UNESCO, ILO, UNICEF and Education International (EI) said, “We call upon countries to ensure that teaching is transformed everywhere into a more attractive and valorised profession where teachers are valued, trusted, and adequately supported to meet the needs of every learner. Bold actions must be taken, if we are to reverse the current decline and successfully increase teacher numbers.”

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