Saturday, April 21, 2012

World Teachers' Day 5th October







About the Day


World Teachers’ Day, held annually on 5 October since 1994, commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. It is an occasion to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. 


World Teachers' Day - 2009

Theme:  “Build the future: invest in teachers now!”

In our rapidly changing and interdependent world, teachers not only have to ensure that students acquire solid skills in basic subjects, but also that they become responsible local and global citizens, at ease with new technologies and able to make informed decisions about health, the environment and other challenges.

Sustained investment is required to develop a well-trained and motivated teaching force. A global total of 10.3 million teachers should be recruited between 2007 and 2015 just to meet the goal of universal primary education.


Programme of UNESCO

World Teachers’ Day 2009

“Build the future: invest in teachers now!”

5 October 2009

Room XI

UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris

Provisional Program

9:00 – 9:30 a.m: Registration and morning tea/coffee

In front of Room XI, UNESCO Fontenoy Building

9:30 – 10:30 a.m; Welcome Remarks and Presentation


Chaired by the Assistant Director-General for Education

Signatory representatives of the joint Teachers’ Day statement

share perspectives on the global challenge of increasing the

teaching force and supporting teachers’ capacity to provide quality

education in the context of economic constraints. UNESCO’s

Director-General will make a statement.

10:30 –11:15 a.m : Times of Crisis: Addressing the Teacher Gap

Chaired by the Chief, Section for Teacher Education


UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics present data that illustrates

the teacher gap and highlights key considerations for meeting

the objectives of Education for All.


UNESCO’s Division for Education Strategies & Capacity

Building: the impact of the international economic crisis on

education budgets.


Group discussion

11:15 –11:30 a.m : Outcomes of the 10

th CEART Session

Chaired by the Chief, Section for Teacher Education


Presentation of the objectives and outcomes of the 10th session

of the Committee of Experts on the Application of the

Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers (CEART).

11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m: Teacher Roundtable: A Global View on Being a Teacher Today

Chaired by the Director, Division of Higher Education


Testimonials by teachers from Africa, Asia and Europe on the

unique responsibilities, challenges and rewards of being a

teacher today.

12:30 – 1:00 p.m: Group Discussion and Concluding Remarks

Chaired by the Director, Division of Higher Education



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Projected Teacher Recruitment in the World

According to UIS estimates provided in Figure 3, 1.3 million teachers will need to be recruited every year between 2007 and 2015 amounting to a global total of 10.3 million over the eight-year period.
Of the 10.3 million teachers needed, 8.1 million will be deployed to maintain the current capacity of education systems (i.e. compensate for attrition). About 2.2 million recruits will be needed to expand education systems in order to achieve Universal Primary Education (UPE).
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