Today is World Teachers’ Day
“A Call for Teachers!” is the slogan of World Teachers’ Day 2013 (5 October), which UNESCO is celebrating along with its partners, the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNDP, UNICEF and Education International (EI).
Since teachers are the most powerful force for equity, access and quality education, a call for teachers means calling for quality education for all.
Why a call for teachers? Because there is a huge shortage of professional, well-trained and well-supported teachers to achieve better quality education. The challenge of recruiting teachers does not lie just in the numbers, but in the provision of quality teachers. Far too often teachers remain under-qualified, poorly paid and with low status.
(via World-teachersday-2013 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
To download theTeacher Shortage infographic, click here.